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ON all orders amounting to 50 cents or over, at prices taken from this catalog, we 
will include, without extra charge, seed of the following beautiful flowers — all 
annuals which have been grown at Windermoor this past summer. This offer 
holds good until June 30, 191 7. The collection includes the following: Balsam, Kochia 
or Mexican Fire Bush, African Marigold, Marvel of Peru or Four o'CIock, and Zinnia- 
mixed colors. You owe it to your home community to "brighten up" and we are very 
glad to make it easy for you to do so. If ordered alone, this collection sells for 25 cts. 


What Windermoor Can Mean to You — Now 

As an old customer or a prospective customer of Stokes Seed Farms Company, we offer you the 
following for your consideration when taking up the matter of your 1917 seed-supply. 

W« 1 _ 'A. Bv reason of our 180 acres 

mdermOOr Security here on windermoor 
Farms, we have made ourselves practically independent of the very 
general crop shortages which the seed trade is feeling, at the same 
time eliminating all danger of low-quality seed as well as making it 
possible for us to keep our prices very nearly normal. 

Windermoor Protection ^ranTA-sToTyS 

of the seeds we sell will do more to build a reputation among com- 
mercial vegetable-growers than any other one policy, we have set for 
ourselves the task of giving you a very real protection on your seed- 
supply, this by means of a unique system of proving every important 
lot of seed before sending it to our customers. We began this work at 
a time when our business was comparatively small and have been 
able thus to carry it through to a successful conclusion. 

1A/:_J»_«»»~ Cr« ,S„^ Right here we want to point 

Windermoor Service out to you four very tangible 
points which collectively go to make up the real Windermoor Service. 
In the first place, we offer you a catalog with a simplified list of varie- 
ties together with open, accurate descriptions and true photographic 
illustrations. Second, all of our seeds are sold subject to a germina- 
tion test, making it possible to plant according to a definite scale. 
Third, we are prepared to show you real efficiency in our Order 
Department in the matter of promptness of execution. Fourth, 
we do not feel that our responsibility ends when the seeds leave 
our Moorestown plant. In this connection we want it very plainly 
understood that, if any of our customers feel any dissatisfaction 
resulting from the seed used, we shall expect to return the entire 
amount of money in cash, which was originally paid for the seed 
in question. 

' Portland 








■j Q -j y livfrv Arr^rmf^rrK^nf'C prices quoted in this catalog we wi;i deliver, without charge, to any address in the United 

I C7 I I lyCIIVCI y f\l rdliyClllcrilLs states, its colonies, and foreign countries with which we have parcel-post arrangements, all vegetable 
and flower seeds as listed in this catalog by the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, half-pound, pound, half -pint, pint and quart. On all seeds as listed at half-peck, 
peck or bushel, and on all roots and farm seeds, additional delivery charges should be included as per parcel-post, express or freight rates as quoted. Calculate 
peas and beans at 15 pounds per peck and 60 pounds per bushel; com at 13 pounds per peck and 50 pounds per bushel. All half-pecks, pecks and bushels 
will be sent collect unless allowance is made in remittance. When small seeds are wanted promptly for hotbed purposes they will be forwarded by post if we 
are especially requested to do so. Otherwise it will be of considerable assistance to our Shipping Department to have everything to forward in one shipment. 
The following rates are quoted for the convenience of our customers and the freight and express rates are subject to change. They are given merely as a 
guide to show what the approximate charges on shipments will be. 


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Copyright, igi6, by Stokes Seed Farms Company 


FRANCIS C. STOKES, President and General 
Manager of the Company, and son of the founder of 
this business. 

ARTHUR W. ABBOTT, JR., whose early 
training in the market-gardening industry makes him 
an authority in his line and a valuable representative 
in this department. 

Pbotograpbs by 

ANDREW J. McCUEN, veteran Manager of our 
Philadelphia store, 2 1 9 Market St. Mr. McCuen has 
spent 50 years of his life in the seed business. 

GEORGE S. SCHAIBLE, Farm Manager, has 
had a wide experience in seed-growing and is proving 
himself well fitted for the work of seed improvement 
here at Windermoor. 

is, Philadelphia 


These photographs were taken on Farmers" Day at Windermcor Farm. Friends of the Company gathered in from 
all over New Jersey and nearby states (one came from Buenos Aires). We only wish more of our 50,000 custom- 
ers could be with us next summer on a similar occasion. 

The automobiles here mean good roads, and here lies a suggestion and an invitation for all of you to visit Windermoor 
Farm during 1917. Don't Jorget us if you are touring on the New Jersey shore. If you are not, remember the 
Pennsylvania Railroad runs right in front of us, 



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The Dream of Spring 

fO one, we hope, has ceased to dream of warm bkie skies and flowers, 
I even during these gray winter days. The time of bleak winds and 
I snows may seem hopelessly long, but there is always some cheer 
in looking ahead. Surely Easter always bring us the yearly resurrection 
of the flowers. That day is most symbolic of the Great Return, and 
until Easter the most of us must content ourselves with gray dawns 
and firelights, with garden books and seed catalogs — and other promises. 

Here at Windermoor every ten days or so, with the arrival of a certain steamer on 
our shores and with it certain private dispatches, we are given a very vivid glimpse of 
luxurious gardens with their birds and sunshine. This is what we see : the North Atlan- 
tic with its dark, rolling seas; then south through the blue Gulf Stream; then a warm 
breeze from a tropic ocean. Two days out and then a group of islands in the afternoon 
sunlight; green shores with white limestone homes; and then the harbor with its grim 
men-of-war which lower their colors as we pass. Soon the landing — a wharf lined with 
people dressed in white flannels and straws — and about everything the sweet perfume of 
summer. Not far away, two or three miles perhaps, down a smooth white road lined 
with royal palms and hibiscus hedges, we come to an old homestead — Rose Hill we will 
call it — and here is where we are most deeply interested, for a very real glimpse of 
spring awaits us. 

Here, surrounded by semi-tropical vegetation, is a model garden which is being cul- 
tivated by two expert gardeners with the very definite purpose of giving all friends of 
Windermoor greater protection on their seed supply. Here you will find long straight 
rows of stakes, each bearing its number of identification. Here you will find the most 
perfect specimens of vegetables it is possible to grow, all being produced under the 
most intensive cultivation possible, with not a weed to be seen anywhere. Here 
records are being taken daily with Government accuracy. Definite percentages 
are awarded according to size, color, shape, earliness, and various other points which 
are noted in our trial-ground work. 

Heretofore we have always found it necessary to take a certain amount of risk 
on the seeds which were delivered late from our far-away growers. To the best 
of our knowledge, these Bermuda trials are the first of their kind to be made by 
an American seedsman. In the first place, we are making absolutely certain that all 
of our new-crop seeds grow, and, in the second place, we are determining that they 
are true to name and description. Reports are now being received with every 
steamer, and we know that although a portion of our seeds must necessarily come from 
far-away California or from war-torn France, they are fully up to standard, before being 
sent out to the friends of Windermoor. Surely this is a very real dream of spring and 
we want you to share it with us. 

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The Most Satisfactory Vegetable 
Varieties for Table Use 

E are so very often asked what varieties of vegetables we would recommend 
for the home-garden that we do not feel it out of place to list herewith 
those sorts which our experience has proven best. Many varieties as 
hsted in this catalog are not famous for their quahty, having made their 
place largely as profitable sorts to grow for market purposes, when, of 
course, appearance counts above everything else. 
These are the vegetable varieties recommended for amateur growing: 

ASPARAGUS, S. S. Giant Green. 

BEANS, Fordhook (Bush Lima), King of the Garden (Pole Lima), Green-podded, Wax- 
podded, S. S. Giant Stringless, S. S. Round-pod Kidney Wax, or Sure-Crop Stringless. 
BEET, Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red, and New Century Late. 

CABBAGE, Early Jersey Wakefield, Copenhagen Market, Danish Ballhead (Late), and 

Pe-Tsai Chinese (Novehy). 
CARROT, Danvers Half-Long. 
CAULIFLOWER, Early SnowbalL 

CELERY, Golden Self-blanching, Sutton's Prize Pink, and Late Winter King. 

SWEET CORN, Golden Bantam, Double-barreled Best, and Country Gentleman (Late). 

CUCUMBER, S. S. White Spine. 

ENDIVE, Broad-leaved Batavian. 

LETTUCE, G. L. Big Boston (Head), All Seasons (Midsummer), Salamander (Fall), and 

Grand Rapids (Leaf). 
MUSKMELON, Sugar-Sweet, and S. S. Salmon-fleshed. 
WATERMELON, Kleckley Sweet. 

ONION, Yellow Globe Danvers and Yellow Strasburg (for sets). 

PEAS, Extra-Early, Little Marvel, Thos. Laxton, Gradus, and Sutton's Excelsior. 

PUMPKIN, Standard Pie or Winter Luxury. 

PARSLEY, Market-Gardeners' Best. 

PEPPER, Ruby Giant (Sweet) and Red Chili (Hot). 

RADISH, Scarlet Globe, Snow-White Box, Long White Icicle, Sparkler White-Tip, and 

White Chinese (Late). 
SPINACH, Bloomsdale Savoy. . 'vi!.. 

SQUASH, S. S. White Bush and S. S. Green Hubbard.*' ' 
TOMATO, Bonny Best (Early) and Greater Baltimore (Late). 
TURNIP, S. S. Purple-Top White Globe and S. S. Yellow Rutabaga. 

We would call attention to one other point. Many amateur gardeners content 
themselves with a half-dozen vegetables or so, fearing it is impossible to be successful 
with more. In this connection we would particularly urge you to broaden your list so as 
to include some of the above, for we are frank to admit it is only the more ambitious 
who attempt them. We refer particularly to such vegetables as Asparagus, Celery, 
Cucumber, Eggplant, Muskmelons, Watermelons, and Spinach. 

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■ — I ^1 I A r^T" I U f\ 1/ d One ounce will produce 

1 French or ureen (jlobe AKIILnUKt about soo plants 

This vegetable comes to us from across the Atlantic. To our knowledge the French or Green Globe is the best sort for general use. The 
leaves, silvery gray in color, with reddish ribs at the base, are entirely without spmes. The scales are pale green, shadmg to violet 
at the base. The stems are about 2J i feet high. The scales and bottom of the flower-head are the edible portion, usually eaten as a salad. 
The seed should be sown in hotbeds in February or March so that the plants can be set outside in rows when spring .opens. The rows 
should be 4 feet apart and the plants 2 feet apart in the row. By this method globes develop the first year. Seed sown in May and trans- 
planted in June should have the tops cut ofi' in the fall and be carefully protected over winter. Artichoke beds should be renewed once m 
three years. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., l^lb. 80 cts. 



Culture. — Sow the seed thinly in rows a foot apart, in April or May. Thin out seedlings to 3 or 4 inches apart, saving the strongest. Hoe 
frequently, and the next spring move the roots to their permanent location. Asparagus does best in deep, rich loam, which should be en- 
riched with decayed manure. One ounce of seed will sow 40 feet of row; 4 to 5 pounds, or 7,000 roots, will plant one acre. 

, 2 S. S. Giant Green (Seed) 

The name we have given our strain of Asparagus is descriptive of 
its growth. S. S. Giant Green is offered again this season with every 
confidence that it will prove successful for our trade. The stock offered 
is absolutely rust-resistant, and with moderately good growing con- 
ditions will produce large, heavy stalks of very brightest appearance 
and at the same time of the very best quality. As the size of the 
Asparagus depends largely on the richness of the soil in which it is 
grown, we are hardly justified in giving any definite dimensions. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts., postpaid. 

S. S. Giant Green (Roots) 

In our endeavor to procure the very finest Asparagus roots for our 
customers, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to 

secure seed from what we believe is the finest stock of Asparagus in 
this country. The roots we have to offer this season are one-year-old 
roots which experience has proven are the most valuable for trans- 
planting work. Two-year-old roots will very often not bring results 
as well as roots that have been transplanted after the first season. 
It is our honest belief that the Asparagus roots which we offer this 
season will produce the highest type of Asparagus it is possible to 
raise. They are absolutely rust-resistant, and at the same time 
contain such inherent strength as to produce considerably larger 
stalks than the ordinary strains. It will be our constant aim in our 
selecting of Asparagus on our farm this season to keep in mind the 
fact that the large stalks are the most desirable for all classes of trade, 
and the selecting work, therefore, will be done with this idea in view. 
Price of roots, 15 cts. per doz., 90 cts. per 100, prepaid with-.t 
the first three zones; $4 per 1,000, by freight or express at 
purchaser's expense. 



Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. One 
quart of Lima Beans will plant about 100 hills, allowing 4 or 5 Beans to a hill; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 by 4 feet. 

35 Fordhook Busli Lima 

The superiority of this Bean over all other Bush Limas that are in 
the market causes us to decide in its favor wholly and absolutely, 
thus eliminating all of the other varieties, some of which have been 
very popular in their time. The demand for the Fordhook is increas- 
ing every year, and rather than spend our efforts in trying to keep up 
the stocks of half a dozen varieties of Bush Limas we have decided 
to put everything right on this one variety, and then be sure that 
what we offer in this is as near perfection as possible. In other words, 
we are putting all of our eggs in one basket and watching them. The 
two great features of good Fordhook seed are, first. Beans that are 
not cracked, which is so often the case, and, second, it is almost as 
necessary to have the stocks absolutely pure, eliminating all of the 
"runners" and other wild types. The first point is merely a matter 
of careful harvest, but the second point concerns directly the manner 

of seed-growing and it should be the business of every large Bean- 
grower to inquire into the purity of stocks which are being sold to him. 
They are about 4^ to 5 inches in length, each pod containing from 
3 to 5 large Beans of exceptional quality, being entirely free from the 
mealy quality which is often found in the old Potato or Dreer's Lima. 
The dried Beans are oval in shape, very thick, and white with a 
greenish tinge. We consider the Fordhook far and away the best 
dwarf Lima under cultivation. Pkt. 10 cts., l/2pt. 15 cts., pt. 30cts., 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vapk. $1.25, pk. $2.30, bus. $9. 


S. S. Large White Pole Lima 

fait of the Fordhook harvest in New Jersey 

A Bean that has been in use in this country for over a century; 
during that time, however, its type has been improved consider- 
ably. At the present time it is one of the most largely grown Pole 
Limas. The vines make a large growth and are very productive, hav- 
ing a long bearing season which usually begins 
after about seven weeks. The pods are a dark 
green, moderately curved, flat and uniform in 
size, containing from three to five seeds. The 
quality of the green shelled Beans is excellent. 
This Bean is not quite so large as the King 
of the Garden, but is somewhat earlier in 
season, that variety taking about eight 
weeks to mature. Pkt. 10 cts., Vipt- '5 <=ts., 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; not pre- 
paid, Vapk. $1.15, pk. $2.25, bus. $8. 

44 King of the Garden 
Pole Lima 

This Bean was introduced some thirty-five 
years ago, being developed from a selection 
of the Large White Pole Lima. It IS very 
similar to the old Ford's Mammoth Pole, as 
introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1893, 
and of late years these two Beans have been 
used almost interchangeably by the seed 
trade. This Bean is a great climber, very 
productive and late in season, having a long 
bearing season. Pkt. 10 cts., Vipt. 15 cts., 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; not pre- 
paid, Vzpk. $1.15, pk. $2.25, bus. $8. 

Stokes ' Stane>arp Seeds Qarden ojid Farm ^ 

IJ^_ AV/Tf)** Hnnn^f Fro-Q all sidas this year you ars quita likely to hear the cry of another B3an shortage. We foresaw trouble in this 
r r e litlVtS iJcUnot dir3Ctija and coasequjntly plaated sixty acres o; Beans on Windermoor. This, in addition to several other large con- 
tracts placed with northern seed-bean growers, puts us in a position to sell to our regular customers their full supply at reasonable pricas. At the present 
writing it appears that green-pod varieties will average less than 50 per cent of the crop, and wax-pod varieties about 30 per cent of the crop. We have 
an ample supply in stock, but at the same time we do not want any of our customers to find us sold out. Therefore, we would advise as prompt action 
as possible. 


Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is perfectly warm and dan<?er from frost is past, sow in drills 2 inches deep and 18 
inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe frequently, keepin'.; the ground stirred all summer, but do not 
hoe when the leaves are wet, or rust will result. Plant every two weeks for succession. Pick pods as soon as they are fit for use. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill; two bushels one acre 

7 S. S. Giant Stringless Green-Pod 

Introduced eighteen years ago by Johnson & Stokes, and now one 
of the most largely grown garden and market varieties. Plants very 
erect when younj, free from runners, early intermediate in season, 
of moderate bearing period and very productive. The pods are about 
6 inches in len-gth, slightly curved, dark green in color, extremely 
brittle, absolutely stringless and without fiber. A magnificent Bean 
either for the home table or for the market. Pkt. 10 cts., V^pt. 20 
cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vipk. $1.75, 
pk. $3.25, bus. $12. 

9 Extra-Early Red Valentine 

Earliness is the feature of this variety. The Beans are fully matured 
within six to seven weeks after planting. The pods of this Bean are 
smaller than the Giant Stringless Green-Pod. They are light in 
color, of medium length, curved, somewhat stringy, but of splendid 
quality and probably known better by large and small planters than 
any other variety in existence. Pkt. 10 cts., V2Pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 
cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V2Pk. $1.35, pk. $2.60, 
bus. $10. 

13 Extra-Early Refugee 

This Bean is extensively used where long shipments are necessary. 
While not so fleshy as the Red Valentine it, nevertheless, makes good 
snaps for home use. They are very similar to the Late Refugee in 
color of seed and shape of pod, but the season is much earlier and the 
vine larger than that variety. Pkt. 10 cts., Vapt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vzpk. $1.25, pk. $2.35, bus. $9. 

11 Black Valentine 

This Bean is not recommended for private use but as a market 
Bean it is one of the best in the entire list. It is unsurpassed in hardi- 
ness, excellent for shipping and one of the most uniformly productive 
handsome-podded varieties we know of. It is not a Bean, however, 
that is liable to give entire satisfaction to market-gardeners' cus- 
tomers. The pod is longer and larger than the Red Valentine and 
will mature about one week later. Somewhat subject to anthrac- 
nose in rainy seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., V4pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V2pl^- $1.25, pk. $2.35, bus. $9. 

IS Late Refugee 

A variety which has been sold in this country for ninety-four 
years, but with all its age is still in tremendous demand by all who 
desire a late-maturing variety. It is particularly popular with the 
southern gardeners for northern shipping and with canners. The 
pods are about 5 inches long, round, slightly curved, medium green 
in color and more productive than the Extra-Early Refugee. Pkt. 
10 cts., Vipt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not pre- 
paid, Vipk. $1.35, pk. $2.60, bus. $10. 

17 Dwarf Horticultural 

Often spoken of as the Cranberry Bush Bean. It is a productive, 
early stringless variety. The pods are uniform, medium in length, 
slightly curved, flat and dark green with reddish splashes. Pkt. 10 
cts., Vzpt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, 
l/zpk. $1.50, pk. $3, bus. $11. 


20 S. S. Round-Pod Kidney Wax 

Introduced in 1900 by Johnson & Stokes, and now listed by nearly 
100 seed firms. The name Brittle Wax has been applied to it by one 
seedhouse. The dried seeds of this Bean are almost white in color. 
The snap pods, somewhat variable in size, are very long, curved, 
round, medium yellow, extremely brittle and absolutely stringless. 
The pods are borne equally above and below the foliage. The season 
is medium early. A magnificent Bean for market or home consump- 
tion. Pkt. 10 cts., Vapt. 20 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., postpaid; 
not prepaid, y2pk. $2.50, pk. $4.50, bus. $15. 

22 Currie's Rust-Proof Wax 

This early and productive variety is one of the most largely grown 
of all Wax Beans. It is a splendid shipper, and has uniformly straight, 
light yellow pods about 6 inches long, and flattish oval in shape. The 
dried seeds are solid black in color. This Bean is perhaps more sub- 
ject to anthracnose than any in the list. It is not a good Bean for 
home consumption as it is tough and stringy, but its splendid appear- 
ance offers a good sale on the produce markets, pkt. 10 cts., y2pt. 
20 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vzpk. 
$2.50, pk. $4.50, bus. $15. 

26 Sure-Crop Stringless Wax 

A comparatively new Bean which is becoming more and more 
popular every season with all classes of our trade. The strong, vigor- 
ous vines produce rich yellow pods, slightly curved, 6 to 7 inches 
long and nearly J/^ inch wide. It is absolutely free from strings and 
of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., Vzpt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 
60 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. $1.75, pk. $3.25, bus. $12. 

24 Improved Golden Wax 

This Bean is considered to be one of the most reliable of the ex- 
tremely early wax-podded sorts, suitable either for home or market 
consumption, shipping qualities quite fair and, except for a greenish 
tinge which sometimes appears under certain growing conditions, of 
beautiful appearance. Its season is rather short. Pods are 5 inches 
long, straight, oval, deep yellow in color and stringless. Pkt. 10 cts., 
Vzpt. 20 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, 
Vipk. $2.50, pk. $4.50, bus. $15. 

28 Wardwell's Kidney Wax 

An equally satisfactory Bean for home-garden, local markets or 
long-distance shipping purposes. 1 he medium yellow pods, uniform 
in size and nearly 6 inches long, are brittle and stringless. As with 
the Currie's Rust-proof they are subject to anthracnose during rainy 
seasons. This Bean is one of the most largely grown wax varieties. 
It is, however, more subject to disease and to climatic conditions 
than some of the other sorts listed above. This is proof of its quality. 
Pkt. 10 cts., Vzpt. 20 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., postpaid; not 
prepaid, Vipk. $2.50, pk. $4.50, bus. $15. 

32 Kentucky Wonder— POLE BEAN 

This is a very old variety of the Green-podded Pole Bean, enor- 
mously prolific; pods are light green, frequently 9 to 10 inches long, 
nearly round, and very crisp and tender when young. Pkt. 10 cts., 
V2pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vipk. 
$1.15, pk. $2.25, bus. $8. 


Stokes Seed Farms QoMPAJsTfy Moores town. New Jersey 


Culture. — Sow as early in the spring as the ground can be worked, in drills 
1 foot apart. When the seed is well up, thin the seedlings so that they are 4 to 
6 inches apart. Sow up to the first of July about every two weeks, if succession 
is desired throughout the summer. 

One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill; five pounds will sow an acre 

NOTICE . — The European Beet-seed supply at best this year will be very, 
very short indeed, probably less than 10 per cent delivery. With the vast 
majority of the regular growers in arms, we cannot feel any great certainty 
about the quality even of this 10 per cent. With this situation confronting us, 
therefore, we found it necessary, for the protection of our trade, to grow a large 
acreage of Beets here at Windermoor, which we have done successfully and which 
we now offer to our customers with the utmost confidence, for every individual 
root at the time of replanting was selected for color and shape and can be 
depended upon. 

58 Early Wonder 

Early Wonder is the result of five years of selection work which has been 
done on the Crosby's Egyptian. The two main objects in this work have been 
to produce a Beet which is sweeter, more tender and with a smaller top than 
the old standard, Crosby's Egyptian. We believe it is destined to become one 
of the leading canning and home-garden varieties. The sometimes flattened, 
globe-shaped root is medium in size, bright red in color and with a smooth 
surface. It is in condition for use when about 2 inches in diameter, and under 
favorable conditions will mature in about fifty days. As compared with the 
Crosby's Egyptian the root is of superior quality for table use, as it is much 
more tender and sweet. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., V41)3. 50c., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Early Wonder Beet 

60 S. S. Crosby's Egyptian 

Probably the most largely used Beet, both in the operations of 
the market-gardener and for the average American home-gardener. It 
will produce roots fit for the table quicker than any other sort. This 
variety is not well suited for forcing or transplanting as is the Extra- 
Early Flat Egyptian but, nevertheless, produces roots fit for use at 
an early date. The matured roots are decidedly larger and much less 
flattened and distinctly lighter in color than the latter variety, 
and the zoning is less distinct. The earliest roots, under favorable 
conditions, will be fit for use within fifty days from planting, and the 
bulk of the crop will be taken ofl^ in fiftv-five to sixty days. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 'Alb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

Every variety listed above is distinct from any other. No 
double naming, but the very best from the whole list. 

S. S. Crosby's Egyptian Beets 

62 Extra-Early Flat Egyptian 

This Beet must not be confused with Crosby's Egyptian, as they 
are not similar in any way except in earliness. Extra-Early Flat 
Egyptian is the best forcing Beet under cultivation. This Beet is 
also used in a large way for canning purposes, reaching a suitable 
canning size in from forty-five to fifty-five days, according to weather 
conditions. The matured roots of this Beet are flatter and smaller 
than the Crosby. The color is a very dark red and the interior a 
dark blood-red, zoned with a lighter shade. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V4lb. 30 cU., lb. $1, postpaid. 

64 Early Eclipse 

This variety is especially desirable either for the home-garden or 
for bunching. It will mature under favorable conditions in about 
sixty days. The round, slightly topnshaped roots are bright red in 
color and are about 2}4 inches in diameter when matured. The 
interior is a bright red, zoned with pinkish white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

I 68 Lentz Extra-Early 

I This Beet is in great demand by our local Philadelphia County 
trade. It is also being grown with success by market-gardeners in 
widespread parts of the country. The seed is grown every year for 

' us by local market-gardeners who fully understand the value of 

j producing stock which is absolutely true. Lentz Extra-Early matures 
in about fifty-five days, and the dark red root is most deliciously 

I sweet and tender. The inside is zoned red and white. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

66 Detroit Dark Red 

One of the most universally planted of all varieties. The canning 
industry uses tremendous quantities of it. It is considered the best 
by most home-gardeners, and commercial vegetable-growers are 
putting in thousands of acres every season. This Beet will mature 
under favorable conditions in about sixty days, but reaches a size 
suitable for canning in about fifty days. Its great advantage over all 
other early Beets is its deep red color, which makes it a favorite 
among all classes of planters. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., I41b. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.25^'POStpaid. 

\ y/ 70 Model Red Globe 

^'Beet similar to the Detroit Dark Red except that it is slightly 
later in the season, is more globular in shape, and retains its rich 
I blood-crimson color when canned or pickled. The quality is superb, 
' being much sweeter than some of the extra-early varieties. It will' 
mature in about fifty-five to sixty days under favorable conditions. 
It is very generally uniform in shape, having a small tap-root and a 
smooth bulb free from rootlets. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., l^lb. 60 
cts., lb. $2, postpaid. ~ — 

;tqkes * Standard Seeds^ ^^j^ Qarden ojnc/ pARM 

7^ Philadelphia Half-Long Beet 


One of the most iriy^ortant Beets in our trade, and therefore one about which we have 
taken a great deal of care to assure our customers of trueness to the original type. The 
stock we offer is grown and selected on our Windermoor Farm, and we stand back of it 
with the full assurance that it will give as good satisfaction as any half-long Beet which 
has ever been produced. As a late Beet for winter and spring use it is unexcelled. The 
roots are deep red in color, very smooth and uniform. The interior is a rich red, zoned 
with a lighter red, and the flesh is sweet and tender. It retains its eating qualities longer 
than any other sort we know of. Wh»n matured, the root is about 33^ inches in diameter 
and will mature under favorable conditions in from sixty to sixty-five days. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V(|lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

74 New Century Late 

It is of a half-long globe-shape type, brownish red on the outside, and the interior is a 
deep red throughout every stage of its growth. It is a late winter Beet and should not be 
sown as a spring variety. The introducer says of it, "It is, without qualification, the best 
Beet that can possibly be planted for late fall or winter use, and we strongly recommend 
it to our market-growing friends for this purpose, for it makes a fine appearance when 
prepared for market." It can be used in all stages of growth, from the very youngest Beet 
until it attains a size of five to six pounds in weight. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

80 Giant Lucullus SWISS CHARD 

This excellent but little-known vegetable is sometimes listed as Silver or Spinach Beet. 
It is used extensively for its large, tender leaves and leaf-stalks which are cut just as you 
would cut spinach. Later in the season the broad, flat, wax-like leaf-stems are cooked and 
pickled as celery. It is a vegetable which is worthy of a place in every garden but it is too 
little known by the majority of planters. We feel that market-gardeners have not taken it 
up as extensively as they should. 

By all means the best strain of Chard to be had. The stalks are nearly as thick and 
broad as rhubarb, and from 10 to 12 inches long below the leaf. The plant is from 2 to 
2yi feet high. The leaves are heavily crumpled or savoyed, and are very crisp and tender. 
Sown outdoors the usable size is reached in nine to ten weeks, but the leaves may be cut 
earlier than this. Pkt. S cts., oz. 15 cts., V^'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 



As a succulent feed for all classes of live-stock, especially milch cows, Mangel-Wurzel Beets rank second only to 
ensilage. In some sections where the silo is not being used by dairy farmers, the Mangel-Wurzel is especially popular. 
Mangels should be fed to dairy cows immediately after milking, as if they are fed in large amounts before milking they 
sometimes taint the flavor of the milk. For the best results the seed should be sown early in May, and the crop should 
always be harvested before the hard freezes come on in November, as the- portion above the ground is damaged by 
the cold weather. The roots are then gathered and stored in a cool, damp place away from freezing weather, or may 
be buried in the ground the same as turnips. 

New Century 
Late Beet 

85 S. S. Giant of Battles Mangel 

This variety has made an excellent reputation with farmers who desire a high percentage of feeding 
value together with a large yield to the acre. The roots grow cylindrical in shape, with red flesh. One of 
the best points of this variety is that a large portion of the Mangel grows above ground, making it easilv 
pulled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V4lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., postpaid. 

87 Mammoth Long Red Mangel 

This variety is sometimes known as Jumbo, Norbitan Giant, or Colossal. It is perhaps the most univer- 
sally used Mangel Beet, and deserves this popularity. It forms extremely large, long, straight roots, making 
its yield to the acre exceptional. A single specimen of this variety often weighs twenty to thirty pounds. 
The feeding value of this variety is very good, but it ranks second to one or two other varieties in regard to 
quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., postpaid. 

89 Golden Tankard Mangel 

Golden Tankard is a smooth, yellow-fleshed Mangel having large roots tapering suddenly at the bottom. 
It has small tops, and can, therefore, be grown in rows closer together than the other spreading varieties. 
It is especially recommended for sheep and poultry. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , V4Ib. 25c., lb. 85c., postpaid. 

91 Giant Half-Sugar Rose Mangel 

Like the Giant of Battles this variety grows a large part of its root above ground. It has a large sugar 
content, and is used for sugar-making as well as for cattle-feeding. The roots are rose-colored and excep- 
tionally smooth for a Mangel Beet. It is also a very heavy cropper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., 
lb. 70 cts., postpaid. 

92 Improved White Sugar Mangel 

This variety is hardier, contains a greater percentage of sugar and is an improvement on most varieties 
of Sugar Beet in nearly every way. It is also valuable for stock-feeding and yields fairly well. This variety 
is in large use by the Sugar Beet-growers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts., postpaid. 

S. S. Giant 
of Battles 

Stokes Seed Farms Qoi^pany, Moorestown, New Jersey 



104 Stokes' Earliest 


For a number of years this Cabbage has been the 
earliest of all heading varieties. It matures fully one 
week ahead of the Early Jersey Waketield, and will 
not make quite so solid or large a head as the latter 
variety. Nevertheless, it is a splendid Cabbage with 
which to capture the early markets. It is usually 
entirely off the markets before the Jersey Wakefields 
have started, and for this reason very often brings 
double money. As a home-garden Cabbage it is unex- 
celled in quality by any of the early pointed-head va- 
rieties. It will mature under favorable conditions, in 
approximately one hundred days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts., V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

100 S. S. Early Jersey Wakefield 

The most largely known of all extra-early pointed- 
head varieties. Early Jersey Wakefield will mature 
about one week later than the Stokes' Earliest (Etam- 
pes), producing a considerably larger head than that 
Cabbage and being of a very firm, solid texture, the 
quality of which is excellent. The heads keep firm for 
a considerable length of time and this, of course, is an 
important factor when it is grown as a field crop. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Viib. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

102 Charleston, or Large Wakefield 

The particular merit of this Cabbage is the fact that it will produce 
an exceedingly large head quite early in the season, being only about 
six days later in maturing than the Early Jersey Wakefield. It is a 
sort which is very generally used by all classes of planters, and on 
the whole gives splendid satisfaction. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 
60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

122 Succession 

A sure-heading main-season Cabbage, forming a very large, round 
head when matured. It is one week later than All Seasons but very 
vigorous. It may be used as a winter as well as late summer Cabbage. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

108 Copenhagen Market 

(Grown in Denmark) 

This magnificent Danish Cabbage has earned for itself a permanent 
place with American gardeners. It is as early as Charleston Wake- 
field, but its habit of growth is round rather than pointed as is the 
latter variety.. We do not advise anyone sowing Copenhagen Market 
in the fall for transplanting in the spring, as there is danger of its 
shooting to seed before forming a head. As an early spring Cabbage 
of the round-head type we know of no rival. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
V4lb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

Stokes' Earliest Cabbage 

110 Early Winnigstadt 

Copenhagen Market Cabbage 

Among the best medium-early sorts 

Early Winnigstadt is a hard, sharply pointed Cabbage which is a 
sure cropper for, owing to the texture of its dark green leaves, it does 
not suffer from i'.sects and diseases as some other less hardy varieties 
unfortunately do. Early \\ innigstadt is well adapted for kraut, and 
is very often us-ed as a winter Cabbage when the seed is sown late. 
1 kt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

117 Early Flat Dutch 

A very valuable and economical 
second-early variety. The plant is 
short-stemmed, upright and with few 
outer leaves, consequently the rows 
can be set close together. The heads 
are nearly round, with a slightly 
flattened top, very solid and uniform 
in shape and size. This variety is 
slightly earlier than Early Summer 
Cabbage, which we discarded one 
year ago owing to its similarity to 
iEarly Flat Dutch. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20c., Vilb. 60c., lb. $2, postpaid. 

127 Danish Bailhead 

(Grown in Denmark) 

Our entire output of this magnifi- 
cent winter Cabbage is grown for us 
in Denmark, and we feel that the seed 
which we are ofi^ering is of as high 
qua' ty as can be obtained. Danish 
Bailhead is a long-stemmed variety 
of unfailing popularity due, no doubt, 
to its adaptability to all soils and 
conditions and the fact that it is a 
sure header and magnificent keeper. 
Thousands of acres are put in every 
year of Danish Bailhead, as the 
splendid, round heads are very solid 
and cannot be excelled for storage 
work. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20cts.,V4lb. 
60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

Danish Bailhead Cabbage 


" Stokes* gTANPARg Seeds^^t^j^ Garden oxid pARM 

115 All-Head Early 

A second-early sort of the flat type which has become very 
popular among large planters, probably due to the fact that it 
has a very deep-set head which increases its bulk very appre- 
ciably. All-Head Early is used very extensively for kraut, and 
also can be carried through the winter by means of late planting. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

125 Danish Roundhead 

A Cabbage very similar to the Ballhead, the main difference 
being in its shorter stem. The head is slightly larger than the 
Ballhead and as solid as a rock. The other characteristics of the 
Danish Ballhead apply in almost every respect to this variety. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

130 S. S. Late Flat Dutch 

One of the old standard late winter Cabbages. The deep, flat 
heads are as solid as a rock and have excellent keeping qualities. 
It has a reputation for producing more tons to the acre than any 
other Cabbage under cultivation, and by some is used in prefer- 
ence to the late Danish variety described above. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

20 cts., i^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. /Ot-Head Early Cabbage 

120 All Seasons (market-gardeners. 

A feature of this Cabbage is its remarkable resistance to hot sun 
and dry weather, in addition to the fact that it remains in condition 
for use probably longer than any other variety. It is altogether an 
intermediate variety either for late summer or autumn use. 1 lie 
heads are nearly round, slightly flattened but solid and of excellent 
quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., y^Xh. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

133 INokor, or Volga 

Among all the multiplicity of varieties of Cabbage this one still 
holds its own with unfailing popularity. Not only as a winter keeper 
but as a spring Cabbage for southern planters it is equally successful. 
The heads are round, of compact growth, light grayish green in color 
and ID to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 
60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

Pe-Tsai, Chinese Cabbage, grown at the Seabrook Farms 

135 S. S. Hard-Heading Savoy 

The success we have .ittained with Savoy Cabbage during the past 
two seasons among Philadelphia gardeners has been highly encour- 
aging. S. S. Hard-Heading Savoy is a Cabbage which is well savoyed 
and of a fine deep color. In trueness to type and in heading qualities 
we believe it is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 65 cts. 
lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

139 Mammoth Red Rock 

Red Cabbages have found very good markets in the North for a 
number of seasons, and their popularity is increasing rather than 
diminishing. Mammoth Red Rock is the larger of the two heading 
Red Cabbages offered. The stems are of medium length, the head 
round and of a very attractive appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. • 

140 Red Danish Stonehead 

Recent trials of this Cabbage have proved that it is one of the 
truest to type in our entire list. Red Danish Stonehead forms a dark 
red head not so large as Mammoth Red Rock but more solid, and 
its rich coloring extends farther into the center of the head. Growers 
desiring a Red Cabbage which is absolutely true as to type can do 
no better than use our strain of Red Danish Stonehead. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., y4lb. 90 cts., lb. $3.25, prepaid. 



This little-known vegetable has had a wide sale, as it makes a 
most delicious salad if properly grown. It seems to be a cross or 
hybrid between cabbage and Cos lettuce. Under good conditions it 
makes a large head, 15 to 18 inches high by 6 to 8 inches in diameter. 
It bleaches a beautiful greenish white. There is a variance in the 
type, some growing more nearly round than others, though the 
variety we are selling makes a long head. The heads are almost as 
firm and solid as cabbage, but the texture of the leaf-stalk is as tender 
as celery or lettuce. It has a fine, delicate flavor, far better than 
cabbage, and more like the flavor of the imported French endive, 
or chicory. It is served on the table like lettuce, with French dress- 
ing, or it makes a lovely cole-slaw, dressed exactly as when made 
from a head of cabbage. When cooked like a cabbage it is very deli- 
cate in flavor, tasting more like cauliflower, though we prefer it 
served raw. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 85 cts., lb. $2.75, prepaid. 

Mr. H. B. Fullerton, Director of the Agricultural Development of 
the Long Island Railroad, writes; "Every leaf, including the out- 
side ones, is tender and delicate and good to eat. It makes the finest 
cole-slaw on earth, and in this form positively astounds those tack- 
ling it for the first time. From the American point of view it is dis- 
tinctly a salad plant, either served alone or with onions or tomatoes. 
It is not strong enough in the cabbage flavor, with which Americans 
are familiar, for the lover of the lid-lifting odor of boiled cabbage. 
We have had no difficulty in growing Pe-Tsai on Long Island from 
early spring planting clear through to the very last ciops. We have 
I also found that it forces easily in common coldframes." Do not fail 
to include it in your list. 


Stokes Seed Farms Compai^. MooRestown. New Jersey ' 



One ounce •will sow about 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow an acre with rows 14 inches apart 

150 S. S. Rubicon Half-Long (Chantenay) 

The most universally used Carrot for all outdoor crop purposes. It is earlier than Danvers Half-Long, and will average some thirty 
J forty tons to the acre. The root is somewhat stump-rooted. Its average length will be between 5^^ and 6 inches, tapermg slightly 

from well-set shoulders. 
The surface is smooth 
and a deep orange in 
color, and the flesh is 
very crisp and tender, 
probably the best qual- 
ity of Carrot which we 
offer. One of its best 
features is the fact that 
it is ready for table use 
at almost every stage 
during its growth. This 
is not only of conve- 
nience to the home-gar- 
dener but is also valu- 
able to the market- 
gardener who can thus 
take advantage of a 
higher market. The 
great productiveness 
and the ease with which 
Rubicon can be har- 
vested have made it a 
desirable stock-feeding 
sort which, regardless 
of the slightly higher 
price in seed over the 
cheaper varieties, is very 
often used for this pur- 
pose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Danvers Half-Long 

Saint Valery 


S. S. Rubicon Half-Long 

Nine Hundred and Sixty Dollars Gross from Two and One-Half Acres of Stokes' 

Rubicon Carrot 

In the spring of 1916 Barton Brothers, of Marlton, New Jersey, purchased 6 pounds of our S. S. Rubicon Half-Long (Chantenay) 
Carrot. This seed was planted on 2 acres of ground sown 21 inches apart for horse cultivation. From this planting the Bartons took 
off 35,000 bunches of as fine Carrots as ever went into the Philadelphia and New York markets. As Mr. Barton says, they seemed to 
be just what the market was looking for. An average gross return of S340 per acre has made Barton Brothers pretty well satisfied with 
their investment and with the result that they have ordered 20 pounds from the same stock for this coming season. It is this 
intimate personal service which Stokes Seed Farms Company is able to offer the trade that has been responsible for a large measure 
of our success. 

152 Danvers Half-Long Carrot 


A second-early Carrot which, no doubt, has attained its popularity 
because of its adaptability to all classes of soil. Danvers Half-Long 
is one of the old types of Carrot, and although it resembles Rubicon 
in many ways, it differs mainly in its slightly longer season and 
shape of root which will average from 6 to 8 inches, tapering uniformly 
to a blunt point and being slightly smaller in diameter than the 
Rubicon. The color of the flesh is a rich, deep orange, and the 
quality is most excellent. This Carrot is not entirely free from a 
core of a lighter color than the exterior layers of flesh. For this reason 
we do not advise its use by canners, but this does not affect its value 
for any other purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 50 cts., lb. 
$1.50, postpaid. 

158 Oxheart, or Guerande 


A Carrot very largely used for hard, stiff soils, for it is the easiest 
to harvest under such conditions. The tops are comparatively small, 
with roots 4^2 inches to 5 inches in length and iyi to 4 inches in 
diameter. The flesh is a deep orange and of magnificent quality when 
pulled young. Oxheart will produce more tons to the acre than some 
of the other varieties and is very often used for stock purposes. For 
horses, or as winter food for milch cows. Carrots cannot be surpassed 
and we would recommend a more general use of them by farmers 
for this purpose. Pkt. Sc., oz. 10c. , V41I>- 40c., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

154 Early Scarlet Horn 


This is the standard early forcing Carrot. The roots are quite 
small, only attaining a length of about 3 inches. When young this 
Carrot is of the very finest quality. The roots are reddish orange in 
color and the tops small. Care should be taken to harvest the crop 
before it passes the eating stage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V*^^- 
40 cts., lb, $1.25, postpaid. 

156 Saint Valery 


It is grown most successfully in rather light soil, as otherwise the 
harvest is sometimes difficult. Care should be taken to prepare the 
ground deeper than with other varieties, as Saint Valery is from 2 to 
3 inches longer than such Carrots as Rubicon or Danvers. We have 
discarded the Long Orange in favor of St. Valery because of the supe- 
rior appearance of the latter varietv. Its color is reddish orange and 
its season follows very closely the Danvers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

160 Yellow Belgian 

The standard Carrot for stock purposes. The roots of this variety 
gi'O"' to about 12 inches in length, somewhat tapering and with a 
yellow flesh. It is a big yielder and is generallv considered the best 
Carrot for stock purposes. The root of this Carrot protrudes above 
the ground about one-third of its length, thus making harvest com- 
paratively easy. Yellow Belgian is no more hardy than any of the 
table varieties and, therefore, must be pulled before the killing frosts 
come in the autumn. Pkt. 5c., oz. lOc, Vi^h. 30c., lb. $1, postpaid. 


" Stokes * Standard Seeds^^^^ Garden qji.cI Farm 




Up to this time vegetable-growers and home-garden planters do not seem to have recognized the value of Brussels Sprouts. Only a very 
small proportion of the private gardens have this most delicious of vegetables included, and very few vegetable-growing districts make a 
specialty of it. A large interest has been taken in it by the cauliflower men on eastern Long Island, where it is intercropped extensively and 
where it has proved to be a splendid money-maker for all who have taken it up. The plant resembles cabbage, the edible part, however, 
being in the small leaves or "sprouts" which grow on the stalk at each leaf-joint. The culture of this vegetable is very generally the same as 
for late cabbage except that the leaves are broken down in the fall to give the little heads more room to grow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 2S cts., V^lb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 


Culture. — Cauliflower is best adapted to growth in a cool, moist climate, as it rebels against heat, dry weather and low humidity. Climatic 
conditions, however, seem to have very little effect on one of the newer varieties which has been introduced within the last few seasons — Danish 
Dry Weather — for with this new Cauliflower inland growers have had a marked degree of success. Overhead irrigation has proved to be of 
value to crops under such circumstances. Cauliflower plants are a little more tender than cabbage, and should not be sown until after March 1 
in the latitude of New Jersey. One ounce will produce from 2,500 to 3,000 plants. 

Earliest Snowball Cauliftowei 

172 Earliest Snowball 

Unquestionably the earliest strain of Cauliflower under cultivation. 
This variety is well adapted for home-gardens or commercial use. The 
seed of Snowball which is offered is grown in Denmark by a man in 
whom we have every confidence. The results so far attained from this 
Cauliflower have been most excellent. The plants of this variety are 
very compact, with few short, outside leaves, thus allowing more 
plants to the acre than some varieties. The heads when blanched 
are pure white and are of the very best market size, being solid in 
their makeup. Snowball is altogether one of the most attractive 
Cauliflowers that we know of. It is by all means the earliest-heading 
variety under cultivation. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $2, V^lb. $6.25, lb. $25, 

176 Veltch's Autumn Giant 

The heads are very large, white, firm and compact, and can be 
well protected by their own foliage. This is a very late-maturing 
variety and plants should be started and transplanted early in the 
season. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., V^lb. $1.75, lb. $6, postpaid. 

174 Danish Dry Weather 

To all who are not situated in cool, moist climates we would 
advise Danish Dry Weather. It has proved the most adaptable 
strain for growing under hot and dry conditions. Very often success 
has been attained with this variety where others proved a total 
failure. This Cauliflower will mature about one week later than 
Earliest Snowball. Pkt. 10c. , oz. $2, V4lb. $6.25, lb. $25, postpaid. 

170 S. S. Alabaster 

Early Dwarf Erfurt 

Where the very early market is no consideration, we would advise 
everyone to plant this variety of Cauliflower. It will mature into 
magnificent heads about one week later than Earliest Snowball, and 
experience has proved that it is one of the surest-heading sorts in the 
entire list. It is very similar in most respects to Earliest Snowball, 
being of dwarf growth, and the short outside leaves forming a pure 
white head when protected. Pkt. 10 cte., oz. $2, i^lb. $6.25, lb, 
$25, postpaid. 

Stokes Seed Farms Qp^^any, MoQR^stown,NewJerseV^ 

Four Hundred Carloads of Stokes' Celery Will Be Shipped 
from Sanford, Florida, This Winter 

One ounce of seed will produce about 5,000 plants 

According to the latest advices the present estimate of Celery to be shipped out of Sanford, Florida, this season, from our seed, 
will be at least four hundred cars. Fifteen trainloads of one vegetable from one town should give almost anyone an idea of the posi- 
tion we hold in the vegetable-growing industry of this country. The above figures can be confirmed more in detail by any celery-grower 
who desires further information concerning them. The bulk of this shipment will be from Golden Self-Blanching. There will be some 
Easy Blanching and a small portion of White Plume. The latest reports from Sanford made a special mention of the fact that the 
germination of our seed was so strong that the crop was going to be exceptionally heavy. 


"We planted 30 acres Stokes' Celery this season which has yielded more than 350 crates of fine Celery per acre. I consider this a re- 
markable yield considering the fact that this has been the worst season in the sixteen years that I have been in the Celerj' business. Can 
heartily recommend Stokes' Seed." 

This customer purchased 20 pounds of our S. S. Golden Self-Blanching Celery from us this past season and the crop referred to 
in the wire quoted above is from that seed. One customer has asked us to reserve 10 pounds from the same grower for his 1917 
planting. For confirmation of the above telegram, we should be glad to give the name of this customer to any responsible party. 


S. S. Golden Self-Blanching Celery 

Again we offer to our trade stock of this celebrated "Golden" Celery, which has been carried over and found to be up to its 
usual high quality. So much depends on the seed stock of this Celery that we have made it a definite rule to test out all seed 
before sending it out to our trade. We believe this extra protection is due everyone. The remarkable success of many members of 
the New York State Vegetable-Growers' Association, as well as a large portion of the Michigan muck-growers, during this past 
season, gives us a fuller measure of confidence than we could otherwise possibly have. No one need fear for the germinating qual- 
ities of this seed, for we g^iarantee it to be entirely 
satisfactory to everyone. 

Golden Self-blanching is the standard early Celery 
the country over. It is of finer quality and will be 
readj' for use earlier in the fall than any other Celery 
under cultivation. The plants are of medium size, 
thick and stocky, and with yellowish green foliage. 
The inner stems and leaves blanch as the plant 
matures. Its quality is unsurpassed by any of the 
early varieties, and it is sown by a large proportion 
of planters. Pkt. 10 cts., Vioz. 55 cts., oz. $1.75, 
l^lb. $6, lb. $20, postpaid. 

192 White Plume 


The chief feature of White Plume is its beautiful 
appearance. It has light green leaves shading nearly 
white at the tips, and will find a ready sale on almost 
all markets. As the plants mature the inner stems 
and leaves turn white, but in order to give it the 
very best appearance the plants should be artificially 
blanched before being placed on the market. We do 
not recommend this variety for home use as it has 
a very flat flavor and in fact is almost bitter. The 
buying public, however, does not seem to remember 
the flavor of early Celery from one year to anothei 
and, therefore, ^^ hite Plume usually finds as good 
markets if not better than any variety the whole 
winter through. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^^lb. 
$1, lb. $3.25, postpaid. 

194 INofault Giant 

An American variety, introduced by Walter P. 
Stokes in 1912, and which has since become very 
popular. It is earlier and larger than \\'hite Plume, 
and fully as large as Golden Self-blanching; very 
solid and of excellent flavor. It is by far the best 
white Celery that we know of, and can be sown 
very early without running to seed. It originated in 
a block of Giant Pascal, having the size and quality 
of the parent, but with a distinct self-blanching 
habit, which runs wonderfully true to type. As a 
table Celery we know of no superior. Pkt. 5 cts., 
Three handsome stalks oj WhUe Plume Celery sent in to us by a Philadelphia market-grower oz. 30 cts., Vilb. $1 , lb. $3.25, postpaid. 


Stokes' Standard Seeds Qarden qhJ Farm 



We here offer something entirely different from either the early 
self-blanching varieties or the late green sorts. This good Celery 
will mature just after the Golden Self-blanching season is over. 
The general color is pale green, with a slight yellowish tinge 
which gives it a blanched appearance. The inner stalks, at a 
very early stage of growth, blanch to a rich golden yellow so that 
the usual banking work is eliminated. 

New Easy-Blanching is a very strong-growing Celery, and if 
properly stored, will keep all winter without difficulty. Its quality 
is ideal, being entirely free from any toughness or stringiness and 
having a really aromatic flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $2, Vilb. 
$5.50, lb. $20, postpaid. 

196 Winter Queen 

One of the old standard winter Celeries. Its main points of 
excellence are its splendid keeping qualities and the magnificent 
quality of the blanched Celery after it is brought out from the 
pit. Winter Queen has a larger heart than any other sort listed. 
It has broad, heavy stalks which are of convenient length for 
packing. Advised for either home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., l^lb. 90 cts., lb. $2.75, postpaid. 

198 Giant Pascal 

A good variety for fall and early winter use. Its good quality 
is shown in the fact that it is so tender and crisp that it has to be 
handled with great care to prevent breaking. The stalk is of 
medium length and blanches to a beautiful whitish yellow color. 
The stalks are very thick and nearly round in the upper portions 
but are flattened out toward the base. A green-leaved variety 
which was developed some years ago from Golden Self-blanching, 
and is recommended either for home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., y4lb. 90 cts., lb. $2.75, postpaid. 

200 S. S. Late Winter King 

A late green Celery particularly well adapted to muck-land. 
It is a quick grower and will blanch in ample time for the Thanks- 
giving and Christmas markets. Its growth is rather short; stalks 
heavy and robust with joints well up on the outer leaves, thus 
making a very attractive variety for the market. It is absolutely 
free of pithv, stringy stalks, and is of splendid quality. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 1/ilb. $1.30, lb. $4.25, postpaid. 

New Easy-Blanching Celery 

203 Columbia 

An early-maturing Celery resembling the Golden Self-blanching in many particulars. The round, thick stalks are ot the Pascal 
shape. When properly blanched, the heart is a beautiful, light golden yellow. It will mature close after the Golden Self-blanching 
and is recommencied for all purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vi^b. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 

208 Sutton's Prize Pink 


We cannot say too much for the quality of this splendid English Celery. We believe from our trials that it is the finest-flavored 
of any of the red Celeries. Without any hesitation, we would say that it is the most delicious in flavor of any Celery we ever had 
on our table. Sutton's Prize Pink grows to a medium height and is blanched without serious difficulty. Where market-gardeners 
have a private trade, where quality counts above everything else, this Celery will make a bigger hit than anything they could pos- 
sibly do for their constituents. The slightly tinted stalks make a very attractive appearance when served. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
V4lb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 

CELERIAC (Turnip-Rooted Celery) 
209 Giant Prague 

This variety is the most popular among American Celeriac-growers. The roots, globular in shape, are comparatively smooth, 
and we consider it the most satisfactory sort to be had. Celeriac is used in salads or boiled the same as carrots or parsnips. It is a 
high-class vegetable and deserves much wider recognition by all classes of growers. It should receive about the same treatment as 
celery. Plant in rows 2 feet apart and 6 inches apart in the row. Roots should be used when about 2 inches in diameter. 
Giant Prague will be found a good keeper if properly packed under ground or in a dry cellar. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vulh, 65 cts., 
lb. $2.25, postpaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 


In offering the following varieties of Sweet Corn we have a decided feeling that 
they are the best and most important of all varieties of Sugar Corn now on the market. 
Our customers will find the earliest Corns thus far introduced, second-earlies of excep)- 
tional merit, two standard midseason varieties, and two late varieties known every- 
where as the best for late planting. The seed which we offer is especially selected, 
and grown under the very best possible conditions. Corn is perhaps one of the easiest 
families to improve by selecting and breeding, and our results prove that some very 
exceptional work can be done in this direction. Our method in saving seed of the dif- 
ferent varieties has been to form a definite standard of length, size of ear, height of 
stalk, position of ear on stalk and other points, making the variety uniform in type 
and ideal in quality. The inferior stalks and ears have been entirely discarded, and 
as practically all the varieties have been grown under our own supervision, we feel 
absolutely certain that we are offering the verj^ best in Sweet Corn seed. 

Culture. — -If a succession of Corn is desired for the home-garden, we should 
advise planting an early, midseason and late variety at the same time, or planting 
only your choice variety about two weeks apart. Either method will give a succession 
from the latter part of July until the last of September. Plant in hills 3 feet apart 
each way, with 4 to 5 kernels to the hill, and thinning out to 2 or 3 stalks to the hill. 
The early smaller varieties may be planted somewhat thicker than this. Special care 
should be taken in dry seasons to have them well cultivated. 

One quart will plant 200 hills; 6 to 8 quarts will plant one acre 

240 Golden Bantam 


This variety leads all others in sweetness and eating qualities. It is also a decidedly 
early Corn and is, perhaps, second only to Early Mayflower in this respect. The stalk 
grows from 4 to 5 feet high and has the ear placed about half way up the stalk. Golden 
Bantam is a rich creamy yellow which deepens into orange when ripe. The ear is 6 to 7 
inches long, having eight rows to the ear. It is mostly well filled up to the end of the 
ear and makes a very desirable appearance on the table. Pkt. 10 cts., V2Pt' 25 cts., pt. 
40 cts., qt. 75 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V2Pl<- $1-75, pk. $3.25, bus. $12. 

242 Early Mayflower 

Early Mayflower is slightly earlier, perhaps, than Golden Bantam, but is not so 
well known as the latter variety. It is similar to Mammoth White Cory in size and 
shape of ear, but matures nearly a week earlier. The stalk is only about 4 feet high, but 
the ears are exceptionally long and well filled for such an early Corn. The grains on the 
ear are very tender and the eating quality is excellent. However, it is not so sweet as 
Golden Bantam, described above. The ears average 7 inches in length, growing very 
close to the stalk, and practically every stalk produces a full 7-inch ear. We cannot 
urge our customers too strongly to become acquainted with this Early Mayflower 
variety. Pkt. 10 cts., V?pt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, 
V2pk. $1, pk. $2, bus. $7. 

243 Snow-Cream Table 

The chief characteristic of this variety is its exceptional hardiness. It grows verj' 
large and besides this produces ears even earlier than the Golden Bantam. The ears, 
however, are not so high in quality as either of the two previous varieties. It is an ex- 
ceptionally heavy cropper and for market use it cannot be surpassed for an early crop. 
It should be picked before it matures too far, as it becomes rather tough when old. The 
stalk of this variety grows 6 to 7 feet high, and mostly produces two full-sized ears to 
the stalk. It has a twelve- or fourteen-rowed ear which averages 7 to 8 inches in length. 
Its early maturity and exceptional yield characterize it as the best early Corn for 
market use. The quality of the variety keeps it from being a ver\' desirable home-garden 
sort. Pkt. 5 cts., Vzpt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 
$1, pk. $2, bus. $7. 

Snow-Cream Table Cuts One Hundred and Sixty Baskets 

Per Acre 

The exceptional qualities of Sncw-Cream Table as a Corn to basket up for market have been demonstrated by the results which 
Mr. Howard G. Taylor, Jr., of Riverton, New Jersey, has had this past season. On 3 acres of ground he averaged 160 baskets per 
acre, this being not only the earliest but the biggest yield of corn at any time during the season and averaging seventy-five cents per 
basket for the run of the crop. The exceptionally large diameter of the ears is, no doubt, responsible for the results. Mr. Taylor 
advises us that he is going into this variety even more heavily another season. 


Snow-Cream Table Com 

^ §TOKES^ gTANDARD g^EEDS ^^Xn^ (jARDEN etjnci pARM 

S. S. Double-Barreled Best Sweet Corn 

260 S. S. Double-Barreled Best Sweet Corn 

After three seasons of splendid records, we can offer Double-barreled Best Sweet Corn to our customers with the utmost confidence, 
knowing that it will mean very real success for any careful trucker. Our entire crop was grown on Windermoor Farms and we can, 
therefore, stand back of every bushel of it as being absolutely true to type. The Double-barreled part of the name is due to the almost 
invariable record of two ears to the stalk. It will mature about two weeks after the extra-early sorts are ready. Its general appear- 
ance and eating qualities are unsurpassed by any second-early white Corn. Pkt. 10 cts., V2Pt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 65 cts., post- 
paid; not prepaid, Vzpk. $1.35, pk. $2.60, bus. $10. 

244 IVIammoth White Cory 

Mammoth White Cory has been recognized for years as one of the very best early Sugar Corns. It matures about the same time 
as Golden Bantam, but has not the quality of that variety. The stalks grow about 4 feet in height, and the ear is from 6 to 7 inches 
in length, containing twelve or fourteen rows. On the market the ears of this variety make a very favorable impression, and its 
popularity with growers for market stamps it as one of the leading Sweet Corns. Our seed is from the finest stock which we are able 
to procure and it will be' found to be one of the best types of Mammoth White Cory ever offered. Pkt. 10 cts., V2Pt- 15 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. $1.25, pk. $2.35, bus. $9. 

262 Kenders Early Giant 

This variety matures in midseason and is not an extra-early 
Corn as the name might imply. The stalk grows about 53^ feet 
in height, bearing an ear 8 to 9 inches in length, and containing 
twelve or fourteen rows. It matures in about seventy days from 
planting, and the length of the ear makes it a desirable market 
variety. The quality is not exceptional, although very good, 
and other varieties can be more highly recommended for home- 
garden use. The seed which we offer is grown under our own 
supervision. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid, 
not prepaid, Vzpk. $1.25, pk. $2.35, bus. $9. 

264 Early Evergreen 

Early Evergreen matures about a week after Kendel's Early 
Giant and about ten days earlier than Stowell's Evergreen. The 
stalks grow about 63'2 to 7 feet; the ear contains sixteen or eigh- 
teen rows and averages 7 to 734 inches in length. The quality is 
superior to Kendel's Early Giant, and even surpasses Double- 
barreled Best in this respect. On account of its maturing a week 
to ten days earlier than Stowell's Evergreen, it is recommended 
for the northern sections where that sometimes does not fully ma- 
ture. It is an excellent midseason variety and, in our estimation, 
is second only to Double-barreled Best. Pkt. 10 cts., y2pt. 15 
cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 
$1.25, pk. $2.35, bus. $9. 

270 Country Gentleman (Shoe-peg) 

Country Gentleman, or Shoe-peg, needs little introduction to 
most planters. The exceptional quality and depth of grain 
make it one of the best eating varieties. Beside this, it remains 
tender and fit for use longer, perhaps, than any other sort. The 
stalk grows 634 to 7 feet high; the ears are from 6 to 7 inches in 
length and are well filled at the ends. The eating qualities of this 
variety are very good, and the small cob allows room for full 
development of deep, sweet kernels. The stalks often bear two 
and three ears each. Pkt. 10c. , Vapt. 20c., pt. 35c., qt. 65c., 
postpaid; not prepaid, y2pk. $1.35, pk. $2.60, bus. $10. 

275 Stowell's Evergreen 

This is perhaps the best known and most largely used variety 
of Sweet Corn now sold. The ears are very white, having deep- 
set kernels of exceptional eating quality. The ears average 7 to 
8 inches and have sixteen or eighteen rows; the stalks grow 7 to 
73^^ feet in height. The late maturity of this variety makes it 
more suitable in sections not too far north, where Early Ever- 
green should be recommended. Stowell's Evergreen is one of the 
most tender and best eating varieties of the whole list. The seed 
has been grown under the most careful supervision, and we can 
recommend it. Pkt. 10 cts., Vzpt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 
65 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^P^^- $1.35, pk. $2.60, 
bus. $10. 


We have made a very real effort to do our part toward giving you the very best there is in seeds and service. In return we 
want to ask one small favor of you. Regardless of everything that we can do, it seems humanly impossible that there should not 
be some feeling of dissatisfaction somewhere in our large list of customers. Therefore, if everything does not turn out as you feel 
that it should or for any reason does not give you entire satisfaction, we want you to write and tell us about it at once and not 
hold any feeling against us without our knowing about it. We are making a very real effort to give you fair treatment at aU times 
and we hope every one of our customers will do the same by us. 


^3 Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey " 

Windermoor Wonder Cucumber (New) 


Windermoor Wonder Cucumber (New) 



This Cucumber originated from a cross between Telegraph, an English forcing variety, and Davis Perfect. It attains about the 
size of Davis or a little longer, and as we are breeding it, is symmetrical, having full well-formed ends with the tip end having rather 
a short cone appearance. The cut shows what I attempt to describe in this respect. The outstanding feature of the Cucumber is the 
color, which is an intense green to the very tip. We find that the past season this Cucumber has yielded about one-half more than 
Davis Perfect under the same area of glass. This Cucumber will outsell all others on account of its beautiful color, which it holds well, 
always looking fresh. The seed-cavity is small, making it an unexcelled Cucumber for slicing, also making it a rather shy seeder. 
These Cucumbers may be grown out-of-doors early and will pass for the finest greenhouse stock, as they hold their color in the hottest 
sun when others do not. 

At the Chicago convention of the Vegetable-Growers' Association of America, many growers stopped and inquired where they 
could procure seed of Cucumbers like these. It has been worked on now for five years, this being the fifth, and while it is well fixed, 
yet we do not claim that no further improvements can be made in bringing greater uniformity. The stocks showed good uniformity 
the past season and, although some variatieu may be expected, it seems to be as well fixed as Davis or other greenhouse varieties. 

Pkt. 10 cts., V20Z. 50 cts., oz. $1, Vilh. $3, lb. $12, postpaid 

Stokes* Standard Seeds^ >^j^ Qarden Farm 

S. S. White Spine 


The White Spine variety of Cucumber has been a leader for many years, and with the special care in growing this variety for 
seed we can recommend it above all stocks which we have been able to secure. The fruits average about 7 inches in length and are 
blunt at both ends, being especially well rounded at the stem end. The skin is a dark green, showing some white stripes, but this is 
being eliminated so far as possible by selection. The flesh is very tender, crisp and white, making an excellent slicing variety, for which 
it is mostly used. Our strain is especially prolific for the variety, and nearly all the fruits are very uniform in shape, size and color. 
We believe it superior to any stock of White Spine we have ever offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Klondike Cucumber 


The Klondike is somewhat later in maturity than the White Spine and is selected to a darker green color. This dark green skin and 
the fact that it holds this extremely dark color for a long period are its chief characteristics, making it a decided favorite with south- 
ern growers for long-distance shipment to the North. The fruits are blunt at the stem end and taper slightly at the bloom end, aver- 
aging about 8 inches long and the white stripe is very insignificant. The vines are extremely hardy and rich green in color. This va- 
riety is also very prolific and for market purposes cannot be surpassed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 

314 Davis Perfect Cucumber 

This variety is also one of the White Spines. It forms fruits 10 to 12 inches in length. These are very dark in color, tender and 
are very suitable for table use. The vines are hardy and vigorous and continue bearing for a long period. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V41b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 

320 S. S. Long Green 

This variety is growing in popularity year after year, especially in the eastern states. It is the first of the black-spined varieties, 
and is used extensively for pickling purposes. The fruits are extremely long, frequently 12 inches, having a uniform dark color and 
run very even in shape and size. The seed we offer under this 
variety is especially cared for, re-selected, and can be depended 
upon in every way. The vines of the Long Green are very 
vigorous and productive and for a heavy yielder this variety 
can be especially recommended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi^b. 
25 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 

324 Green Prolific, or Boston Piciiling 

In describing this variety we feel that we have something 
very superior to most strains of Boston Pickling. The stock is 
especially uniform and the yield per plant is especially notice- 
able. The vines are a rich dark green in color, bearing fruits 
which have a large number of black spines on them. It is both an 
early variety and a heavy yielder, which makes it very popular 
with a large number of our customers who grow for the pickling 
factories. The stock is one of the most uniform which can be 
procured and the seed which we offer here will not disappoint our 
customers in any way. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 

330 West India Gherkin 

This is the smallest variety of Cucumber on the market and 
is not used very extensively. Hovvever, there are still a number of 
our customers who desire a small, uniformly shaped variety. The 
seed should be sown in an especially fine, well-prepared seed- 
bed, and care should be used in planting, as it is rather hard to 
germinate, requiring two to three weeks. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., Vilb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

Packing White Spine Cucumbers in Florida. These reach the northern 
markets in three days 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Mqorestown, New Jersey ^ 
Four Vegetables Used as Salads 

220 CHICORY (French Endive) 


This delicious vegetable should be better known in this 
country. For some time French gardeners have been exjxyrt- 
ing their product to this country-, and if it is possible for 
them to make a profit on it even with ocean freights added, 
there is no reason why American gardeners should not take 
it up more generally. The seed is planted in Alay or June, 
and in the fall the roots are planted in the earth in a dark 
cellar or under a greenhouse bench. The crisp leaves should 
be cut from time to time, as new leaves soon come to take their 
place. French Endive salad is becoming more and more 
popular in our large hotels and restaurants. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
40 cts., Vilb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 


The culture and uses of CoIIards are very much the same as 
for cabbage and kale. They withstand the heat better and, 
therefore, are quite largely grown in the southern states. Georgia 
CoIIard is the most common variety, forming a loose rosette of 
leaves which, when blanched, are ver\' tender and of delicate flavor. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

Com Salad is also known as Lamb's Lettuce, or Fetticus. It makes a delicious salad and is 
very often used in place of lettuce when it is not possible to procure that. Its flavor is verj^ mild 
and the quality is excellent. It is usually sown late in the autumn in this latitude and the 
plants are covered over during the winter. One ounce will sow 18 square feet; six p>ounds 
will sow one acre. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilh. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 


In order to get the best results from Dandelion it is best to 
sow the seed in the spring, thin the plants to 12 inches apart, culti- 
vate well during the first season and then mulch them slightly 
over the winter. Early the following spring the plants will be 
ready for use and as greens will be greatly improved if blanched. 
This will also remove part of the bitter taste and will make the 
leaves more tender. Even then Dandelion greens should be boiled 
twice to remove the bitterness. The seed of Dandelion is all 
imported, and there is some danger of shortage this season. 
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill. 

340 French (Common) 

A strain which has been selected and improved so that in its 
present form it is wonderfully true to type and_ is a decided 
improvement over the old and more common strain. It is very 
early and of strong vitality. Crop failed. 

342 Improved Thick-Leaved 

A variety noted for its thick green leaves and dark green color. 
It is compact in growth, forming an upright tuft in the center. 
This varietv is in everv way superior to the common French. 
Pkt. 5 cts.i oz. 40 cts.", V41b. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 



One evince will produce about 1,000 plants 

350 S. S. Black Beauty 

5. 5. Black Becaity Eggplant 

Comparative tests have proved this to be the earliest Eggplant under 
cultivation. It will produce large "eggs" in great profusion. These are very 
smooth and of a dark rich color which positively insures a ready market. 
The seed which we off"er is of our own growing, and will prove to be ol 
strong vitality and absolutely true to name. The quality of S. S. Black 
Beauty cannot be surpassed by any variety under cultivation. Pkt. 
Sets., oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.75, lb. $6, postpaid. 

352 Large Smooth Purple 


This Eggplant will mature about one week later than the 
S. S. Black Beauty and is, as the name indicates, a smooth 
deep purple rather than' black. The stem is smooth and 
free from thorns. This has long been a standard among 
\ planters in the eastern states, and where earliness is 
no consideration is equal in everj- respect to the S. S. 
Black Beauty. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., V41b. $1.40, 
lb. $5, postpaid. 




Endive is a splendid salad, particularly used during the fall and winter months. It is also used for garnishing and flavoring par- 
poses. It can be grown early in the spring if it is so desired, but it is usually planted in June, July or August. Its habit of growth 
IS very similar to lettuce, although more room should be left between the individual plants. In order properly to blanch the hearts 
the outer leaves should be tied with string. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill and produce about 3,000 plants 

360 Mammoth Green Curled 

This variety forms a rosette 20 inches broad, not very full at the heart but very finely cut and divided which, with its dark green 
color, makes a beautiful appearance. The center blanches very readily to a beautiful golden white. It is very highly esteemed by 
all classes of planters and is largely used for salad purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

362 Giant Fringed, or Oyster 

The beautiful, creamy white heart of this variety is, no doubt, responsible for its popularity as a salad. It is slightly larger than 
the Green Curled described above and is preferred by some planters. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

364 Broad-Leaved Batavlan (Escarolle) 

This variety forms a rosette of about 15 inches in diameter. While the leaves are toothed at the edges and more or less twisted, 
they are not finely cut as the two varieties described above. Although this is not a self-blanching variety it comes nearer to it than 
any other sort. It is best, however, to tie this at the proper time in order to get the best results. The inner leaves are particularly 
tender and crisp and have a very agreeable flavor. This variety is in larger demand than any other Endive under cultivation. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y^h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 


The culture of Kale is very similar to cabbage, and it is thought 
by some to be the original type of cabbage. It is more hardy, 
however, and is very often sown in August and September and 
covered during the winter. The flavor of Kale is improved by 
frost if not too heavy. 

370 Siberian, or Imperial Long-Standing 

A vigorous, spreading variety. Its color is light green. It is 
also almost absolutely hardy and is in large demand by certain 
classes of trade. The leaves are very large, with frilled edges. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

372 Dwarf Green Curled Scotch 

A dwarf Kale with finely cut leaves, quite hardy and in general 
use for winter greens. It is by far the most attractive Kale 
under cultivation and this, no doubt, accounts for its large 
demand in the northern markets during the winter, as it very 
often takes the place of parsley. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '^lb. 
30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 


Kohlrabi belongs to the same class as cabbage and cauliflower, 
but presents a marked variation from each. The edible part 
of this turnip-shaped vegetable grows above the ground. It 
must be used before it is too old in order to have it at its best. 
Seed should be sown early in the spring, in rows 18 inches apart, 
and later thinned to 6 inches apart in the row. The bulbs growing 
on the surface of the ground should be cooked when about 2^ 
inches in diameter. Plant in July for fall use. 

375 White Vienna 

This variety is in more general use than the Purple described 
below. Its very light green color, no doubt, gives it a quicker 
sale, and the fact that it is considerably earlier also is in its 
favor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

377 Purple Vienna 

This is a coarser-growing variety and somewhat later than 
the one described above. Its color is a dark purple — hence its 
name. The plant is taller and the leaves larger and should be 
set farther apart in the row than the White Vienna. It is very 
similar to the White Vienna except for this diff"erence. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 141b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 


This vegetable is in quite large demand in certain markets, and has many points in its favor. It belongs distinctly to_ the onion 
family. The leaves are flat and the stems cylindrical with practically no bulb. In order to grow long, tender, white stalks it is advis- 
able gradually to build up the earth as in celery. This will insure a long stem which, of course, is the edible portion. The plants 
should be thinned to 6 inches apart in the row and spring planting is advisable. 

390 Giant Italian (Carentan) 

This, we believe, is the most desirable sort for home or market-garden purposes. It very often attains a size of 3 inches in diam- 
eter and will blanch to a pure white. The quality is mild and tender and it is a good keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75, postpaid. 


EXTRA CURLED (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor, will cut several times. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., y^h. 90 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 

UPLAND CRESS. Perennial; grown same as spinach; flavor resembling water cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., *41b. 90 cts., lb. 
$3, postpaid. 


Stokes Sbbt> Farms Company, MqQR^stown, New Jersey _ 

Green-Leaved Big 
Boston Lettuce 


At this writing all reports received of this Lettuce 
have been almost without parallel. For some time; 
we have been making a strong effort to procure a' 
stock of Big Boston which was absolutely free from 
any red tinge. We felt all along that such a Lettuce 
■would command a higher price on the markets, and 
experience with this one has proved it, for even in 
our most depressed markets of this past season our 
Green-leaved Big Boston averaged 15 cents per box 
over any Big Boston Lettuce offered. This, we feel, 
is as strong a test as it could possibly have. Green- 
leaved Big Boston is about two weeks earlier than 
our S. S. Big Boston. Its heads are large, uniform 
and of a bright green color with positively none of 
the usual red tinge. If you have been looking for 
a Big Boston Lettuce which is a sure header and 
all green in color you cannot do better than fall 
back on this magnificent new Lettuce. All the 
stock which we offer has been thoroughly tested 
for purity and found to be about 99 per cent true to type 
5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vilh. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

Green-Leaved Big 
Boston Lettuce 

Green- Leaved Big Boston Brings $2.50 to 
$3.25 Per Two-Dozen Box 

Mr. C. R. Hurlburt, of Monroe County, New York, -swote us on 
August 6, 1916, as follows : "I have been cutting this lettuce (Green- 
Leaved Big Boston) the past week and am quite well satisfied with 
it. I find it withstands the heat of the sun better than another kind 
planted in the same bed and heads better. It is free from all red 
color and has sold from S2.50 to S3. 25 per two-dozen box. I feel as 
though I could recommend this lettuce to all who want a first-class 
article. I shall use probably twenty-five pounds of this another 
season and you may place my order for same to be delivered later." 

440 S. S. Big Boston 


Big Boston is the most generally used Heading Lettuce in 
this countn,-. The selected type of the matured plant has verj- 
compact, well-defined, broad, well-blanched heads with verj- 
broad outside leaves, mostly smooth and having a light brownish 
red border. Big Boston will mature in seventy-eight days from 
the sowing of the seed. The heads will weigh approximately 
one pound under normal conditions. The seed is white in color. 
The quality of Big Boston is only fair and, therefore, is recom- 
mended as a market-garden variety, although its reputation 
carries it into a good many home- gardens. It succeeds especialh" 
well in either spring or autumn but is not recommended as a 
summer variety. It is a splendid shipper, sure header, reliable 
and hardy. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Vilh. 50c., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

442 Bigger Big Boston 


Anyone desiring a Lettuce of the Big Boston t>-pe which is 
slightly larger in its growth, but otherwise having the same 
general characteristics, could do no better than plant Bigger 
Big Boston. The past season's results of our market-garden 
trade with this variety, which was introduced by \\'alter P. 
Stokes three years ago, have been verj- gratifying. Bigger Bi^ 
Boston will mature in about the same time as Big Boston, and 
has verj- much the same general appearance except for the size 
of the head. It is especialh' advised for early spring or late 
summer planting as it nas a tendency to blast under midsummer 
heat. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. SO cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

455 Salamander 

A Lettuce for which ther€ are over fifty synonyms, among the 
most common being Dreer's All Heart, Sensation and Black- 
seeded Tennis-Ball. Its high merit and adaptabilitj" to all 
purposes is, no doubt, the reason for the verj- general renaming 
this variety has received. It is decidedly a butter variety, strictly 
cabbage-heading, large to medium in size, maturing in about 
70 days, and standing well before shooting to seed. The color 
is light green, never spotted or brownish in any part; quality 
excellent and highly recommended for both private and market- 
gardens, being of a verj- s^veet flavor, a sure and reliable header, 
an excellent shipper and good seller. The 1916 results were most 
satisfactory in every particular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vil^- 
50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

458 Mammoth Saiamarsder 

A Lettuce similar in style and habit to the Salamander but the 
matured head will average fully from 1 to 3 inches larger. Alam- 
moth Black-seeded Butter is a synonym for this variety. The 
i name "All Right" has also been given it. Both are descriptive. 
One of the chief features of this Lettuce is its long-standing habit 
after maturing, verv" often remaining in marketable condition 
for fully two weeks, whereas the Salamander is liable to shoot 
to seed in half that time. This is a ver\- desirable Lettuce for 
all purposes but particularly for fall sowing. It will stand 
summer heat well, but is not suitable for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

465 All Seasons 

A varietv' ver>' similar to the Deacon tvpt which we have 
ceased to list, but being a little larger and later and generally 
more satisfactory tlian that variety. The chief characteristic of 
All Seasons is its adaptability to withstand intense summer 
heat without burning or blasting. Experience has proved that it 
is one of the most satisfactor\- Lettuces for this purpose. The 
leaves are peculiarly smooth, thick and dull, and do not make 
a very attractive appearance. It usually comes, however, when 
there is ver>- little Head Lettuce on the market and, therefore, 
commands a better price than it ordinarily would. It will mature 
i in about 77 davs, and will hold nearly three weeks before shoot- 
ing to seed. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Vilb. 50c., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 


^ Stokes^ gTANPARg Seeds ^y^^ Qarden ^nd Farm 
486 S. S. Grand Rapids Lettuce 


A Lettuce said to have been originated by Eugene 
Davis, of Grand Rapids, after some fifteen years' selection 
of Black-seeded Simpson. This gentleman was also 
responsible for the Davis Perfect Cucumber. It is not 
recommended for latitudes south of Washington, D. C. 
Grand Rapids will mature in 69 days from planting, but 
quickly shoots to seed. The plant will form a loose, rounded 
cluster of leaves, blistered and crumpled and excessively 
bordered. The color is a very light green, never spotted 
or brownish in any part. Grand Rapids is a splendid 
shipper, and many gardeners find it a most profitable sort 
to grow under glass. It is not highly recommended for 
outdoor planting, as under such conditions it will grow 
to be coarse and of poor quality. In greenhouses, how- 
ever, it will be tender and sweet. The black seeds are 
extremely hard to germinate, and great care should be 
taken in this particular. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vi^b. 
$1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

462 Hothouse 

A strictly market-garden and forcing variety and wholly 
unsuited for amateurs or outdoor planting. It was first 
introduced among the greenhouse men of Boston and has 
since gained wide recognition. To our knowledge it is the earliest 
Lettuce in existence, maturing in 58 days from planting-time. 
After maturing, however, it must be marketed at once, as it 
will shoot to seed very quickly. The leaves are very crumpled 
and tender; heads uniform in size, growing about 8 inches 
across, with apparently few outside leaves, so that it can be 
planted to advantage under glass. Its compact, waxy, light 
green leaves are of superb quality. This strain is unexcelled 
by any on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V4Ib. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

484 Early Curled Sllesian 

Government records hold this variety to be one of the first 
ever cultivated. The leaves are light green, frilled and of splendid 
quality, being crisp, sweet and tender. The leaves are rather 
narrow but more open than those of some of the crisp-headed 
varieties. Early Curled Simpson is quite similar to it, and by 
some seedsmen is used interchangeably. It is a very reliable 
Lettuce and will prove very satisfactory for home use, though 

S. Grand Rapids 

especially recommended for amateurs except in cases \ 
ntion can be given it. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y^lh. 50 


attention can be g 
lb. $1.50, postpaid 


480 Morse 

Sometimes called the white-seeded Black-seeded Simpson. 
Except in the color of the seed the description is very similar to 
that of Hanson. Their usefulness and value are similar, but for 
some soils and conditions Morse is the better variety. It requires 
eighty days for maturity, but the heads will hold for three 
weeks before shooting to seed. Its leaves are bright green, beau- 
tifully wrinkled and Llanching at the heart. It is recommended 
for home- or market-gardens, and is one of the most easily grown 
varieties in the entire list; it is, therefore, recommended for 
home-garden purposes. It succeeds well during the summer w hen 
other sorts of a more delicate quality are a total failure. 1916 
trials of Morse have proved that our carried-over stocks are 
absolutely true to type and all planters may sow this seed with 
perfect confidence. A splendid all-round variety. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

490 Hanson 

Probably the most attractive of the standard crisp-headed Lettuces. It is very similar to 
Morse and Black-seeded Simpson, but is about a week later in maturing and will hold later in 
proportion. It is wholly unsuited for wintering over or indoor growing, but in its place is one 
of the best and most popular Lettuces of this country. Iceberg and New York are very similar 
to it. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lh. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

495 S. S. Trianon Cos (Romaine) 

Our 1916 trials have again proved that the Cos Lettuce which is grown for us in California 
is highly satisfactory in every way. Market-gardeners' reports are equally encouraging. Trianon, 
or Paris White Cos, is a self-closing, extremely large, late variety, slow to shoot to seed. The 
plant is compact, decidedly upright and the oval leaves are of a very dark green color. The 
quality is very sweet but somewhat coarser in texture and more distinct in flavor than other 
varieties of Lettuce. It will mature in eighty-two days. There is always a fair market for Cos 
Lettuce, and more general use of Romaine should be encouraged. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vtlh. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

S. S. Trianon Cos Lettuce 



May King "1 

1:^^ Early White Butter 1 i::;;' ! salamander 

Tennis-Bali J 


Iceberg HANSON 

Black-Seeded Simpson MORSE 


^3 Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moores town. New Jersey 


Culture. — light loamj' soil, well enriched, is best for Cantaloupe-growing. The seed should be sown after all danger of frost, 
in hills 5 to 6 feet apart, sowing about 6 seeds to the hill. After danger from insects is past, thin to three vines to the hill. Pinch 
ends of growing vines to induce fruiting. One ounce will plant about 70 hills; 3 pounds will plant an acre. 

510 S. S. Rocky Ford 


This Cantaloupe is also sold under the names of Eden Gem, 
Netted Rock, etc. The stock herewith offered has been worked 
on for several years until the netting on the outside is complete, 
the cross sectors having been eliminated. This feature is greatly 
in its favor for long-distance shipping as it will stand up far better 
than melons with deep-cut sectors running through them. The 
flesh is light green, the seed-cavity small and the quality superb. 
S. S. Rocky Ford will resist disease and blight as well as any 
melon we know of as it has been bred with this end in view. In 
size it is a standard crating melon, running either 45 or 36 to 
the standard crate. For markets where a green-fleshed melon is 
most desirable and for growers situated so that local markets 
do not figure, we would advise the S. S. Rocky Ford as the melon 
which is nearest perfection of any so far offered. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V4^^- 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

512 Stokes' Sugar-Sweet (Early Knight) 


Where attractive size and quality count for anything and 
where crating is not necessary, we would advise everyone using 
this melon in preference to any other. It is not only larger, but 
slightly earlier than the S. S. Rocky Ford, and usually brings 
considerably better prices on the markets. It will average about 
7 inches long. The flesh is a beautiful light green, with golden 
lining next to the seed-cavity. The outside is fairly well netted 
but the sectors are quite prominent. Without reserve we can say 
that the Stokes' Sugar-Sweet is the best-flavored melon in ex- 
istence. It is a favorite with a large majority of our customers. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Muskmelon 

516 Jenny Lind, Early 

A standard variety which has been listed by seedsmen for a 
number of years and particularly popular among New Jersey 
growers who have made big money on it from time to time. 
Jenny Lind is a good-quality, small, flat melon. The fruits are 
deeply ribbed; flesh green and exceedingly sweet. It ripens very 
earlj" and, on account of its size, is very desirable as a table 
melon. The vines are rather small but very vigorous and pro- 
ductive. Pkt. 5c., oz, lOc, Vilb. 25c., lb. 80c., postpaid. 

575 S. S. Salmon-Fleshed 


We offer this Muskmelon for the fourth season and are con- 
fident that the results will be fully up to those of the past two 
seasons. Under certain conditions the salmon tint is not very 
pronounced. A few of our customers have complained of this 
feature. We believe, however, that the selection offered is well 
set by this time, but purchasers should buy it with this under- 
standing. Careful selection has made this melon one of the 
most uniform in size ever offered and one which is ven,- strong to 
resist disease. Its length will average around 4^4 inches and 
breadth 3J<i inches. It will mature about one week after the. 
earliest varieties, and is particularlv advised for the large shipper. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y^lh. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

580 Burrell Gem 

A melon of the Osage type, having the flavor and productive- 
ness of the parent, but being oblong in shape instead of nearly 
round. It will produce melons 6 to 7 inches in length and about 
4,^2 inches through. The surface is fairly well netted. Burrell 
Gem is also a popular melon for home consumption. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

583 Osage, or Miller's Cream 

A melon particularly desirable for the markets 
of the Aliddle West. It is also looked upon with 
favor by other markets where a large melon 
finds a ready sale. Osage is nearly round, has 
a dark green skin; flesh is thick and ripens clear 
to the rind and is of a rich, deep salmon color. 
Vines bear profusely, setting fruit close to the 
hill, and continuing to bear fine melons, uniform 
in size, weighing about two pounds apiece. Pkt. 
5c., oz. lOc, V4'b. 25c., lb. 80c., postpaid. 

585 Fordhook 

This melon originated in South Jersey and 
since its introduction has gained a wide reputa- 
tion among all classes of planters. It is a salmon- 
fleshed melon of the Jenny Lind type, being 
flat, well netted and having medium-deep sec- 
tors. The flesh is thick, light orange-color, and 
is sweet and tender to the rind. The season is 
earlv and the vines are vigorous and vers- pro- 
iific^ Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 25 cts., lb. 
80 cts., postpaid. 

590 Banana 

A melon which is in some demand more as a 
curiosity than as a commercial variety. The 
flesh is salmon-color, having a delightful aroma, 
and the flavor is even stronger than that of the 
Osage. Pkt. Sc., oz. 10c. , Vi^h. 30c., postpaid. 



" §LlQjSl.s' Standard Seeds ^y^^ Qarden ond pARM 


Culture. — To grow large melons, the hills should be made about 8 feet apart each way so as to give the vines ample room. The 
hills should be enriched with old, well-rotted manure to promote strong growth. A light, sandy soil, with a rather high elevation, 
is better than low or heavy land. 

This is a photograph of S. S. Kleckley Sweets Watermelon. Tom Watson is very similar in shape, but has a tougher rind 

600 S. S. Kleckley Sweets 

The handsomest and best-selling melon of the long, dark 
green-skinned varieties. Kleckley Sweets has long been known 
as the sweetest, fmest-grained and best-flavored Watermelon. 
It is ideal in shape, color and quality. The rind is thin and 
tough, and the melons average 18 to 20 inches in length by 12 
to 14 inches in diameter. The flesh is a bright scarlet, crisp and 
melting. For the home-garden and for nearby markets this 
variety is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y^lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

605 Tom Watson 

This melon is very similar in size, shape and general conforma- 
tion to Kleckley Sweets. It is not quite so sugary and tender- 
fleshed, but it makes a better shipping melon, and is the one that 
is most largely used in the greatest Watermelon-growing sections 
in this country. The melons will average twenty-five to thirty- 
five pounds each, running remarkably uniform in size and 
shape. The seeds are brown, edged with white. We do not 
recommend this melon for family use, as S. S. Kleckley Sweets 
IS a much better-quality melon in every way, but for market 
shipping it is unexcelled, and it always commands good prices. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

610 Paul's Earliest 

The late Aaron Paul was an expert New Jersey melon-grower, 
and this excellent melon is named for him. It is an extra-early 
variety, exceptionally large, marked with regular stripes of light 
and dark green. The flesh is bright red, sweet and tender to the 
core. The seeds are black, and the vines are vigorous and enor- 
mously productive. It is strongly recommended for northern lati- 
tudes. It is ready for market by the middle of July from seed 
)lanted early in May. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., 
b. 75 cts., postpaid. 


615 Shaker Blue 

Planters who have a market for Watermelons of an immense 
size should by all means plant Shaker Blue. It is sometimes 
spoken of as Jumbo, frequentlj" weighing 40 to 60 pounds. It is 
as large as the Triumph, but very much better flavored and more 
handsome in appearance. In shape it is oval but very thick 
through the center, and is a comparatively good keeper. The 
color is a rich, dark green, making a very attractive appearance 
on the market. The flesh is a brilliant red, having a heart of 
splendid quality, and the seeds are white. Shaker Blue is par- 
ticularly recommended for home use or for nearbj- market pur- 
poses, but we do not believe it will stand as long shipments as 
the Tom Watson will. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41t>. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

618 Dark icing 

One of the very earliest melons under cultivation. It is nearly 
round in shape, and has a very thin, dark green rind. The light 
red flesh is tender and of delicious flavor. The seeds are white. 
Dark Icing, like Shaker Blue, is not a particularly good shipper, 
and should not be grown with that purpose in view. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V41b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 



Alabama Sweets "J 

Bradford _ ■ > TOM WATSON 

Gipsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake I 

Mountain Sweet ' 

Black Boulder ) 


Kolb's Gem > 

Florida Favorite ) 

Blue Gem 5- DARK ICING 

Sweetheart ) 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, N^w Jersey 


Yellow Globe Danvers Onion 

Southport Yellow Globe Onion 


Southport Yellow Globe 

A main-crop variety, growing to a uniform, deep globe-shaped Onion, 3 to 5 inches in diameter. It has a rich golden yellow 
color and the flesh of the bulb is mild and juicy. It is one of the most largely grown varieties and can be depended upon in every 
way. Its keeping qualities are quite superior and the bulbs make an attractive appearance on the market. It is slightly larger and 
more globular in form than Yellow Globe Danvers. This variety is quite popular in many Onion sections and is one of our finest 
strains. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^iW). 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

IM am moth Yellow 

This is a very handsome Onion, growing almost perfectly glob- 
ular in form, with thin skin of a bright straw-color. It grows to 
an immense size directly from the seed, frequently measuring 
12 to 18 inches in circumference, while under special cultivation 
specimen bulbs have been raised to weigh three to five pounds 
each. It makes an excellent Onion for fall and early winter use, 
but is not so good a keeper for late winter as the Southport 
Yellow Globe, or Yellow Globe Danvers. Notwithstanding its 
large size, the skin is fine and silky; the flesh is pure white, very 
crisp and delicate in flavor, rivaling, in many ways, that of 
the well-known and popular Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg 

The bulbs of this Onion are quite large and flat, and this is 
the variety that is almost universally used for producing the 
hest-shaped Yellow Onion sets. The skin is very light yellow 
or straw-color; the flesh creamy white, mild and of excellent 
quality. Ripens down quickly "and keeps well. The stock we 
offer is all superior in its uniformity of shape and evenness of 
color, and is warranted to be true. For the market-gardener 
this is a most desirable and profitable sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Vilb. SO cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Yellow Globe Danvers 

No variety is used more extensively for the main crop than 
Yellow Globe Danvers. It produces bulbs of medium size, 
globe-shaped and more flattened than the Southport Yellow. 
The flesh is creamy white, crisp, mild and of excellent flavor. It 
produces an excellent crop from seed sown in the spring in the 
open ground. The neck of our strain is very small, and the 
whole appearance of this variety is very pleasing. The bulbs 
are quite solid, making it an excellent shippmg sort. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Round Yellow Danvers 

The bulbs of this variety are flatter in shape than the 
Yellow Globe Danvers. The skin is a light copperish yellow, 
covering creamy white flesh which is mild and of excellent 
flavor. Uniformity of growth and strong, healthy plants 
characterize this strain of Danvers. Where markets prefer a 
more flattened Onion than the Yellow Globe Danvers this 
variety is especially recommended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 
50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 



Extra-Early White Pearl WHITE SILVERSKIN 




654 S. S. Southport White Globe 

Southport White Globe produces large, globular bulbs from seed 
the first year and is one of the standard varieties used. The bulb is a 
crystal-white, very finely shaped and having a firm, fine-grained 
flesh. It is quite mild in flavor and is more attractive than most 
varieties for table use. The globe is flattened at the shoulder and 
slightly rounded at the base. It is one of the better shippers and will 
keep longer than the Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
I^Ib. 65 cts., lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

656 White Silverskin, or Portugal 

This variety is larger and more flattened in shape than the South- 
port. It produces a bulb of medium size, mild flavor and with an 
especially clear white skin. It is quite popular among growers of 
Onion sets, as it produces a very nice-sized, uniformly shaped set. 
To preserve the pure white etfect, care must be taken not to expose 
the bulbs to the sun, and they should be covered with soil. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., V4lb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

658 Mammoth Silver King 

The bulb of this variety is flat and thick, averaging S \o lYt 
inches in diameter and 2 to 3 inches deep. The flesh is extremely 
mild and sweet, being similar in this respect to the Bermuda Onion. 
The skin of Mammoth Silver King is a beautiful silver-white. It is 
one of the very best varieties for sowing in the open, producing large, 
attractive bulbs the first season from seed. It is also an excellent 
keeper and is quite a favorite with shippers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 
cts., y4lb. 90 cts., lb. $2.75, postpaid. 

675 S. S. Southport Red Globe 

This variety is a big favorite with planters who have a good market 
for the red varieties. It produces globe-shaped bulbs, medium to 
large in size, having a smooth, glossy skin, with a small neck. The 
flesh is white, tinged with purple. Seed sown in the spring produces 
very nice bulbs the first season. The shipping qualities of this variety 
rank first in the entire list, and where bulbs are to be stored it is a 
favorite type. Pkt. 10c. , oz. 25c., 'Alb. 90c., lb. $2.75, postpaid. 

680 Large Red Wethersfield 

The bulb of this well-known variety is very smooth and clear- 
skinned. It is spherical in shape and mostly flattened at the ends, 
being very similar in this respect to Yellow Globe Danvers. It has 
an exceedingly fine neck, with long, slender, clear green-colored tops. 
It is an early to midseason variety with excellent keeping qualities. 
The flavor of this variety is stronger than any of the others. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., y^h. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 


The Onion-set crop this year is again very short, and we cannot 
guarantee the prices as quoted to hold throughout the season. We 
will hold them in effect, however, as long as possible. We quote the 
postpaid price by weight only instead of by measure. One pound 
will plant a row of about 50 feet. 

WHITE SILVERSKIN SETS. Lb. 50 cts., postpaid; not pre- 
paid, pk. $1.75, bus. $6. 

YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS SETS. Lb. 50 cts., postpaid; 
not prepaid, pk. $1.50, bus. $5.25. 

500 Southern Giant Curled MUSTARD 

For southern planting during the fall, winter and spring months. Mustard is in quite large demand. Northern markets seem to be able 
to take care of large quantities of it. It is used either as a fresh salad or for garnishing. By successive plantings of the seed every few weeks a 
continuous supply may be obtained. The Southern Giant Curled is the most important variety and is the true curled-leaf sort, its leaves 
being light green in color and crumpled and frilled at the edges. This variety is rather spreading in its growth. For northern use sow the seed 
as early in the spring as the ground will permit, and the plants will continue to yield until after frost if they are kept cut. The stock offered 
here is the true curled sort and is highly recommended. One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 
75 cts., postpaid. 

630 S. S. Long-Pod OKRA 

This vegetable is becoming more popular each year and at this time is quite extensively grown in some sections. Especially is this true 
in the South, where large areas are devoted exclusively to its cultivation. The pods, as may be seen in the illustration, are long and narrow. 
These fruit-pods are used in soups, catsups and similar preparations. The glucose material in the wall of the seed-cells gives body to the soup. 
Another very extensive use is in canning tomatoes and other vegetables. It may also be dried and canned separately for winter use. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., Vtlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 


Stokes Seei> Farms Company, Moorestown, Jersey 


One quart will plant 100 feet of drill ; 2 bushels 
will plant an acre 

Being situated in the midst of one of the largest 
Pea-growing sections in the United States, and feeling 
that we perhaps had a duty to perform to our neighbors 
in the matter of obtaining a high grade of seed Peas, 
we have taken some rather drastic steps in order to 
assure our customers of the very highest possible qual- 
ity seed grown. We have broken away from the con- 
tract system altogether, and are now growing practi- 
cally our entire crop in the Far North under our own 
private contracts and supervision. Trials on our Win- 
dermoor Farm and very careful roguing work make it 
impossible for mistakes of any kind, mechanical or 
otherwise, to be made. This past season we have seen 
appalling losses on the part of a good many New 
Jersey farmers because of inferior Pea seed supplied by 
supposedly well-meaning seedhouses, and we are deter- 
mined that no such loss shall be suffered by anyone 
who puts his confidence in us. We would particularly 
point out to all planters the very radical difference in 
the nature of the varieties listed below. 


750 Alaska 


Earliest of All is a synonym for this variety, and to Alaska 
our knowledge it is the earliest Pea under cultivation. 

The vines grow about 232 feet high, are of a light green, with white veins, and The Extra-Early 
under good growing conditions will produce a tremendous crop of round, 

well-filled pods about 2}4 inches in length. The dry seed is bluish, round and slightly pitted. The 
stock offered is, to our knowledge, as pure as any Alaska on the market. The crop can be taken 
off at one picking, a feature which makes it one of the most popular varieties for canning. The 
quality of this Pea is not desirable for the home table, for which purpose we would recommend 
TheExtra-Early as listed below. Pkt. 10 cts., Vipt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40cts., postpaid; not 
prepaid, V2pk. 80 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.50. 

752 The Extra-Early 


Under normal conditions this Pea will mature almost the same time as the Alaska. The Extra-Early was introduced by 
N. B. Keeney & Son, Le Roy, N. Y., some years ago, and was the result of several years' work in selection. The vine of 
this Pea is about 4 inches shorter, slightly darker and almost as prolific as the Alaska. The best feature of this Pea is its 
superb flavor. We know of no equal to it in the entire list in this respect. The pods are about the same length but 
slightly darker in color than the Alaska. Our stock is very uniform and can be depended on by all classes of trade. Pkt. 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 

5 cts., Vzpt. 

754 Prolific Early Market 

A Pea ripening about five days after The Extra-Early, the poas 
being fully inch longer than that variety and the crop will yield 
fully 25 per cent heavier. The vines average about 2 }4 feet, are dark 
in color and bear handsome, dark green, blunt-ended pods about 3 
inches in length. Pkt. 10 cts., Vipt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.C0, bus. $6. 

756 Ameer 

Large-podded Alaska is a synonym for this variety. The vines 
will grow about 3 feet in height, producing long, blunt-end pods of a 
beautiful dark green, and very much the same size as Prolific Early 
Market pods. Ameer is a very prolific variety and is in large demand 
by our trade. Pkt. 10 cts., Vzpt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
postpaid; not prepaid, Vipk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 

758 Pilot 


For the fourth season we offer Pilot to our trade after experiencing an unparalleled demand on the part of our largest and most success- 
ful planters. This Pea is a selection from the Gradus, but is not a desirable sort for the home-garden as the quality of the Peas themselves 
is inferior. Its appearance, however, is fully as good as the celebrated Gradus described on the following page. Owing to the hard, round 
character of the seed it can be planted fully as early as the Alaska described above. Its growing season is about equal to Gradus and Thos. 
Laxton, but the fact that it can be sown about two weeks earlier will bring it to maturity just as early in proportion. Planters should be 
thoroughly aware of this, for Pilot will not mature any quicker than Gradus, but the fact that it is so hardy allows it to be planted earlier so 
that it will mature and be ready for market about the same time when the small-podded Peas such as Alaska and The Extra-Early are just 
coming on the market, therefore commanding very considerably better prices. The stock we offer is as high a grade as can be produced, and 
we challenge comparison with any other seedsman's stock. As a commercial Pea, Pilot should receive the serious consideration of every planter. 
Pkt. 10 cts., V2pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, Vipk. $1, pk. $2, bus. $7. 

762 Thos. Laxton I 


765 Little Marvel (Dwarf) 

The primary difference between Thos. Laxton and Gradus, as 
described above, is in the size and shape of the pod. The Thos. 
Laxton pod is very perceptibly smaller both in length and breadth 
than the Gradus pod and is blunt at both ends. In season it usually 
matures about four days later. The quality is equally good, and the 
vines, etc., are about the same in appearance. Both sorts are regarded 
as first-quality Peas and are highly recommended as either home- 
garden or commercial varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., Vipt- 15 cts., pt. 25 
cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, 
bus. $6. 


In the short time since this Pea has been introduced it has very 
largely taken the place of Little Gem, American Wonder, Nott's 
Excelsior, etc. The vines will average about 15 inches in height, being 
very heavily set with dark green pods, 3 inches in length, square at 
the bottom and well filled with Peas of the very best quality. The 
stock of Little Marvel which we are offering is of our own growth, and 
we are confident that it will give splendid satisfaction for any purpose. 
Pkt. 10 cts., y2pt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts. postpaid; not 
prepaid, Vzpk. $1.25, pk. $2.25, bus. $7.50. 


The Gradus Pea. One of the best for all purposes 

760 Gradus Pea 



The handsome, green, pointed pods are 4 to 4^4 inches long and nearly J^2 inch broad. They are produced on vines of a light green, grow- 
ing about 3 feet in height. The pods contain from five to eight Peas of the very finest quality, remaining tender and sweet for several days. 
A large quantity of Gradus stock sold in the East last season was far from being true to type. The fact that we are growing our entire stock 
of Gradus, together with the great majority of our other stocks, as our own private crops in the far North, positively assures our trade against 
receiving anything which is not as represented. Pkt. 5 cts., Vipt- 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V2pk. 80 cts., 
pk. $1.50, bus. $6. 

770 Sutton's Excelsior (Dwarf) 


A dwarf, main-season Pea, maturing about the same time as Little 
Marvel, and producing pods about 3 inches in length. This variety 
is in large demand by commercial Pea-growers and to those who 
understand its habit it has proved very valuable. A great point to ; 
be considered is the fact that it must be marketed immediately on i 
attaining its full development, for otherwise the pods will lose their | 
rich green color and their sale wil! be very much affected. Sutton's | 
Excelsior will mature three or four days later than the old Nott's 
Excelsior, a variety which we have discarded, but we believe it will 
be more prolific and more satisfactory in every way than the latter 
variety. Pkt. 10 cts., V2Pt- 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., post- ' 
paid; not prepaid, V^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 1 

780 Telephone 


The long, handsome pods of this variety very often attain a length 
of 5 inches, and contain from seven to nine Peas of the very finest 
flavor. The vines will grow about feet high and we would advise 
brushing except in cases where large quantities are grown, when other 
arrangements are usually made. The stock of Telephone which we 
offer has been selected for dark pods, and is particularly recom- 
mended as a strain which will be of value to the commercial grower. 
Telephone of late years has lost favor to a certain extent because of 
the fact that its pods were too light to find a ready sale on the market. 
We believe, however, that we have eliminated this trouble to a great 
extent. Pkt. 10 cts., y?pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., post- 
paid; not prepaid, Vipk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 

778 Long Island Mammoth 


This Pea usually matures four or five days later than the Telephone, and is very apt to come on the market after most of the other 
varieties have gone. The long, deep-rooted vines of Long Island Mammoth have better drought-resistant qualities than any other Pea in the 
entire list, and it is strongly recommended as a late variety for any and all purposes. When grown in a small way brushing is desirable. Pkt. 
10 cts., Vzpt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; not prepaid, V^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 



Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 


One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills ; 
4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

850 Standard Pie (Winter Luxury) 

The very best-quality Pumpkin for pie purposes that we know of. The flesh is tender and has all the qualities which go toward making a 
good variety for that purpose. The color is a beautiful, light golden yellow, finely netted on the outside. These Pumpkins will average from 12 
to 14 inches in diameter and about 8 to 10 inches from top to bottom. They will grow comparatively uniform in size and shape, making a 
beautiful sight in the field. This variety is recommended for either large or small plantings. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , V^lh. 25c., lb. 75c., postpaid. 

852 King of the Mammoths 

They will very often grow from 2 to 3 feet in diameter, with a weight 
of nearly 200 pounds. They are rounded in shape and flat at the top 
and bottom. The skin is a light salmon-orange, very thick, and the 
flesh is a bright yellow which is fine-grained and very good quality for 
pies but not, however, considered quite so satisfactory as the Stan- 
dard Pie. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %lh. 40 cts., lb. $1.35, postpaid. 

858 Big Tom 

Strictly a canning variety and not one which is advised for home 
consumption, as its quality is not tender. It is a strong, vigorous 
grower and very prolific, the fruits averaging 15 to 20 inches in diame- 
ter. It is round-oval in shape and the skin is a reddish orange in color, 
slightly ribbed. The flesh is a rich orange-yellow, very solid and iine- 
srained. It is a very profitable sort for commercial purposes. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 

854 Cushaw, or Crookneck 

A standard variety of Pumpkin, having a bright, shiny yellow 
surface. The flesh is very solid, tender, fine-grained and of superb 
flavor. It has a very small interior cavity. The Cushaw will average 
about 2 feet in length and will vary somewhat in shape. The flesh 
is very sweet and is excellent for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^Ib. 
25 cts., lb. SO cts., postpaid. 


Large Sweet Cheese 

A variety particularly adapted to southern planting, but not rec- 
ommended for latitudes north of New Jersey. The fruits are large, 
round and flattened in shape, having a cream-colored surface mot- 
tled with green until fully ripe. The flesh is yellow, tender and of 
superb quality. Large Sweet Cheese is an excellent keeper. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

S. S. Market-Gardeners' Best Parsley 


700 S. S. Market-Gardeners' Best 

The best Moss-curled Parsley in existence, the seed being all im- 
ported and from sources which years of experience in the seed busi- 
ness have shown to be the most reliable. The Stokes strain is now 
looked upon by gardeners in many different sections as being the 
very best it is possible to obtain. It is a vigorous, compact-growing 
variety, excellent for garnishing and flavoring. The leaves are finely 
cut and so closely curled that they resemble bunches of moss. The 
color is a uniform dark green, and very careful work has been done in 
selecting out any single or plain-leaf "rogues." It is very hardy, and 
withstands drought and cold. As a garnishing and flavoring Parsley 
it has no equal. Pkt. Sc., oz. 10c. , Vilb. 40c., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row; 
3 pounds will sow an acre 

I 710 Hamburg Turnip-Rooted 

This variety cannot be used for garnishing as can the one described 
before. The root is the edible portion, and resembles a small parsnip 
both in color and shape. The flesh is white and in flavor similar to 
celeriac. The foliage is similar to plain Parsley. The roots can be 
dug late in the fall and buried in sand for winter use. It is very 
desirable for flavoring soups, etc. Our strain of Hamburg Turnip- 
rooted is in high favor among our market-garden customers, and any- 
one planting it in the small garden will be highly pleased with the 
result. Bear in mind, however, that it is not such a finely cut garnish- 
ing Parsley as S. S. Market-Gardeners' Best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., V4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

725 S. S. Hollow Crown PARSNIP 

The seed of our S. S. Hollow Crown is such that we can recommend it highly as being the very best imported, which will produce very 
even roots from one end of a row to the other, for it has been carefully selected for size and shape. In all such crops as Parsnip, carrot and 
the Hamburg parsley, etc., great care should be exercised to have the ground loosened up to the depth of at least 18 mches if finest-shaped 
roots are expected. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 


Stokes ' Standard Seeds ./^^ Qarden ojtid Farm 


iS. iS. Ruby Giant Pepper is a splendid table variety 

Chinese Giant Pepper 


All the Pepper seed we offer this year has been grown under our own supervision and we know that its quality is superb. 
The 1916 crop has not been a good one and the supply is short. Therefore, prices must be somewhat higher than normal on this 
item. The varieties offered below are selected from a much longer list which has been carried by us in the past. 

Culture. — Sow the seed in a hotbed in March and transplant when the soil outside is sufficiently warm, in rows 2^ feet apart 
and 18 inches apart in the row. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of drill and make approsimately 1,500 plants 


S. S. Ruby Giant 

This choice "Standard" Pepper grows to a very large size, 
averaging 4 to 4 3^2 .inches long, by 334 to 4 inches wide at the 
thick end. The fruits are quite early, very handsome in shape, 
sometimes growing fully as large as the Chinese Giant, but of a 
very much better shape. It is a cross between the Chinese Giant 
and the Ruby King, hence its name. The flesh is mild and 
sweet and beautiful deep green when young, brilliant red when 
ripened. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $1.75, lb. $6, postpaid. 

Chinese Giant 

This is the Jumbo of the Pepper family. Our strain of Chinese 
Giant has been very carefully selected for a series of years, and 
will grow smooth and handsome, usually divided into four lobes, 
indented at the blossom end. The flesh is thick and mild and a 
beautiful dark green. It is the latest of all Peppers in maturing. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $2, lb. $6.50. 

Long Red Cayenne 

This is a hot one, having a long, cylindrical, twisted and 
pointed pod about 4 inches long. Deep green when the Pepper is 
young, bright 'red when ripe; very strong and pungent flesh. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Yilb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 

834 Ruby King 

This is the most popular Pepper of its class, being a much more 
desirable sort than the Bell, or Bull Nose. The plants grow about 
2 feet high, and bear a fine crop of handsome scarlet fruits. 
These grow 3 to 6 inches in length, about 3 inches through. The 
flesh is quite thick, sweet and so mild that the Peppers may be 
eaten from the hand like an apple. It is especially fine for man- 
goes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., y^lh. $1.75, lb. $6, postpaid. 

835 [Neapolitan 

This is the earliest of the large, mild red Peppers and the most 
productive of all. From seed started in February, plants set out 
the latter part of May, the fruit may be picked the latter part ot 
June. The skin and flesh are bright red, of fine flavor, sweet, very 
mild and tender. They carry well and keep in prime condition a 
long time. For market-gardeners and pickling establishments, the 
Neapolitan is particularly recommended. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 
cts., V^lb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 

840 Red Chili 

This produces a small, bright red, very hot Pepper, maturing 
late; pods about 2 inches long, i^s inches in diameter at the 
base, tapering to a sharp point. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
Vilb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 

S. S. Snow-WhiiS Sox Radish 


One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet; 
9 pounds will sow an acre 

Every variety of Radish offered by us is absolutely separate and dis- 
tinct from every other. We have eliminated some twenty different varie- 
ties which were either very similar to what we had already listed, or else 
were simply a re-naming of the standard sorts. Planters should be ex- 
tremely careful to purchase the varieties which are best suited for their 
particular purpose, which is not new, for there is a great difference ia 
the habits a.nd characteristics of Radishes. Well-bred, pedigreed seed is 
of the utmost importance for a successful crop to be taken off. This past 
season we have grown several acres of Radishes for seed on our Winder- 
moor Farm, and this, together with certain carried-over stock which has 
been proved to be up to our usual standard, will constitute the majority 
of the stocks which we offer for sale this season. We are particularly 
well supplied with good forcing stocks of Scarlet Globe, and greenhouse 
men can depend thoroughly and absolutely on what we have to offer. 
"Where it is desired, we shall be very glad to supply liberal samples or 
our seed for trial before a full order is given. 

875 S. S. Scarlet Globe 

Probably in larger general use for all purposes than any other Radish. 
Scarlet Globe is of a rich, bright scarlet; the shape is short olive-shaped 
or short oval, and the top is small. Under favorable conditions it will 
mature about five days after the Startle, but under unfavorable con- 
ditions it will take at least thirty days before maturing. Its maximum 
size before becoming pithy is 1 inches long by ?4 inch in diameter. As 
compared with Scarlet Olive-Shaped it is shorter, slightly lighter in color 
and about two days earlier in maturing. The interior of the root is pure 
white, mild, crisp and fine-grained. Its season is rather short and it must 
be pulled reasonably soon after maturity. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V4lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

S. S. Scarlet Globe Radish 

881 S. S. Snow-WhIte Box 

One of the most largely grown Radishes for outdoor cultivation. 
The active demand for it is, no doubt, due entirely to its beautiful 
ivory-white appearance and to the fact that it will probably remain 
in condition longer after maturity than any other of the smaller 
Radishes, for it will attain a size, under normal conditions, of 2},2 
inches in diameter before becoming pithy. In shape S. S. Snow- 
White Box is round or nearly globular. It will mature in about 
thirty-five days from planting. The interior of the root is pure white, 
being pungent in flavor but very firm and crisp. All of the seed offered 
has been grown on our own farm; thus any undesirable specimens 
have been eliminated. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Viib. 20 cts., lb. 
50 cts., postpaid. 

892 Startle, or 20-Day Forcing 

An olive-shaped Radish, of a brilliant scarlet, maturing under 
favorable conditions, in sixteen to twenty days. Its maximum size, 
before becoming pithy, is 1}4 inches long by % inch in diameter. 
This is the earliest Radish under cultivation. It must be pulled im- 
mediately on attaining its full size, for otherwise it will become pithy 
within a very few days. The flesh is white, crisp and of excellent 
flavor. This variety is not advised except as a forcing sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 35 cts., lb. $1.15, postpaid. 

905 Long Scarlet 

A long red Radish in large demand in certain markets. It is quite 
similar to Long Brightest Scarlet White-tipped, although, taken as a 
whole, it is not considered quite up to the latter variety in attractive- 
ness or quality. It is a crisp, tender Radish, however, which will grow 
quickly. Its season is not long for it must be pulled comparatively 
early after maturity. The color is a deep red and when prepared for 
the table it is altogether very attractive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb- 
20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

903 Long Brightest Scarlet White-Tipped 

In our opinion one of the most attractive and desirable Radishes 
for all outdoor purposes. The root grows about 4 1/2 inches long before 
becoming pithy, is cylindrical in shape, smooth and uniform. In color 
it is a brilliant scarlet through its entire length except for a small 
white tip at the bottom of the root. It will mature, under favorable 
conditions, in twenty-one to twenty-five days, its season being com- 
paratively short. As compared with Long White Icicle it is five days 
earlier in maturity, but correspondingly shorterjin season. As compared 
with Wood's Early Frame, a very similar variety. Long Brightest 
Scarlet White-tipped is far more attractive, the former having a very 
pale skin. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V<|lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

900 S. S. Long White Icicle 

A Radish in very general use for all purposes. It is a long, clear 
white Radish, growing 5 to 6 inches in length before becoming pithy. 
It will mature about five days later than the Scarlet Globe, and ten 
days earlier than the S. S. Snow-White Box. It will hold several 
days before becoming pithy. The stock offered is reasonably uniform. 
The shape tapers regularly from near the shoulder to the tip, holding 
its thickness for nearly its full length, the thickest part being 1 inch 
from the top. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vilb- 20c., lb. 50c., postpaid. 

877 Giant Crimson 

Growers desiring a larger, later Scarlet Globe should carefully 
consider the merits of Giant Crimson. It is a Radish nearly twice 
as large as the former variety, maturing fully one week later. Its 
shape is nearly round, color bright crimson, and it will hold longer 
before becoming pithy, its maximum size in that stage being about 
1 ^'4 inches long by 1 14 inches in diameter. It is slightly smaller than 
S. S. Snow-White Box described on this page, but will mature five to 
ten days ahead of that variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lh. 20 
cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

879 Sparkler White-Tip 

One of the most attractive and desirable Radishes in our list. The 
color is a very deep scarlet, with a distinct white tip covering about 
one-third of the lower diameter of the root. It will mature, under 
favorable conditions, in about twenty-eight days and will hold longer 
before becoming pithy than some of the earlier Radishes described 
before. Its maximum size before becoming over-ripe is about 1'4 
inches in diameter. In shape it is nearly round and slightly flattened 
on the under side. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vtih. 20c., lb. 60c., postpaid. 

890 S. S. Scarlet Olive-Shaped 

A variety similar to the S. S. Scarlet Globe except in shape of the 
root. Scarlet Olive-Shaped being longer, as is suggested by its name. 
Its maximum size before becoming pithy is 1 inches by ]/g inch. 
It will mature, under favorable conditions, in about twenty-five 
days, but under unfavorable conditions, as is the case with most 
Radishes, it will take about ten days longer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
l/41b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

894 Bright Breakfast 

An improved form of the old French Breakfast. Aii olive-shaped 
Radish, deep scarlet in color except for a small white tip at the base 
of the root. It will mature in about twenty-eight days, but its season 
is shorter than the Sparkler White-Tip, which variety it resembles 
except in its slightly darker color and its olive shape. It is a very 
attractive Radish. Pkt. Sc., oz. 10c. , Vilb. 30c., lb. $1, postpaid. 


914 White Strasburg 

A large summer Radish desirable for late planting when other earlier and smaller varieties will not keep in condition. It will mature 
in about forty days and rernain in condition for a comparatively long time. Its maximum size before becoming pithy is at least 5 

inches in length and 1 J/2 inches in diameter. The color is white, with a slightly green ivory tinge. One-fifth 
of the root usually grows above ground. Its shape is cylindrical; its quality very line and is not surpassed by 
any Radish of this class. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb- 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

910 Chartier, or Shepherd 

A summer variety somewhat similar to the Long Brightest Scarlet White-tipped. As compared to that 
variety it is lighter in color, being a dull pink for about two-thirds of its length, shading to a clear white 
at the tip. It will, however, remain longer before turning pithy than the latter variety and for this reason 
is more desirable for some purposes. For spring planting we do not consider it so desirable as the Long 
Brightest Scarlet White-tipped. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 


The varieties listed below should be sown in August for the best results. If sown earlier than that, they 
are likely to shoot to seed without attaining their full development. These Radishes are of distinctly two 
types — the Chinese, which is of extra-large size but of extremely tender and sweet flesh, and the Spanish types 
w hich are not so large but are of a very hard surface and splendid keepers throughout the entire winter. 

920 White Chinese (Celestial) 

Probably the largest Radish under cultivation, very often attaining a size of 12 inches in length. It is 
round in shape, tapering to a small tap-root. The diameter of this Radish is about 6 inches when fully de- 
veloped. It is desirable for table use at any period of its growth but its qualit> is better when not too large. 
The flesh is pure white and comparatively mild in flavor notwithstanding its large size. White Chinese is de- 
sirable for home- or market-garden purposes and usually finds a ready demand. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

922 Chinese Rose (Scarlet China) 

For fall and w inter use this variety is largely grown. The smooth skin is of a bright rose-color. The flesh 
While Chinese Radish white, solid and of a crisp, pungent quality. The shape of the root is cylindrical, being smaller at the top 

than at the bottom, and attaining a length of about 5 inches by 2 inches in 
diameter when fully matured. It is desirable for either small or large plantings. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

924 Round Scarlet China 

"All Seasons" is a synonym for this variety. It is quite similar to the Chinese Rose, but has a slightly dif- 
ferent shape and different habits of growing. It will mature in about six or seven weeks after sowing and is a 
very good late sort, being an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

926 Half-Long Black Spanish 

The roots of this variety are of a grayish black color on the surface, having a white interior flesh which 
is very crisp and pungent. They will be about 5 inches long when matured and nearly 2 inches in diameter. 
There is a large demand for this Radish in the markets and the fact that it can be brought on when competition 
is at a low ebb makes it a splendid seller. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

928 Round Black Spanish 

This variety is very similar to the Half-Long except in shape, being nearly round, attaining a size about 4 
inches in diameter. The flesh is slightly coarser-grained than the variety described above, but is very crisp 
and pungent, and it will mature slightly later than some of the Chinese types. The roots are not so mild, but 
under favorable conditions will attain a larger size. For table use they should be pulled before they are fully 
grown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V4ib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 


Half-long Black Spanish 

Rhubarb is proving to be a very profitable crop for a great many market-gardeners. So far as variety is concerned we feel that this 
vegetable comes under the same category as asparagus; for, as in asparagus, we believe it is entirely a matter of the strain used and not that 
of the variety. Victoria is a very common name. We are, at present, growing at Windermoor both roots and seed, all of a specially selected 
strain and we offer them with every confidence that they will bring the very best results either for outdoor planting or for winter forcing, in 
which case roots should be frozen once or twice, either artificially in cold storage or under natural conditions and then placed in a damp cellar, 
covering them with earth and watering frequently. For outdoor sowing Rhubarb should be sown in a shallow drill, one ounce of seed to 100 
feet of row, and later thin to 10 to 12 inches in the row and keep well cultivated. Stalks should not be cut until the plants have had a full season's 
growth. The use of roots, however, will very often produce strong, better-yielding stalks than seed the following spring, for it is better to allow 
stalks grown from seed an extra year of growth before cutting. 

SEED. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. ROOTS. $1.50 per doz., $8 per 100, $75 per 1,000, not prepaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms Companty, Moorestown, New Jersey 


940 S. S. All Seasons 

This variety is peculiarly adapted to warm weather. It is a beau- 
tifully curled, dark green Spinach, very compact, with short stems, 
spreading on the ground in a large rosette. The leaves are thick and 
well crumpled, which adds very much to their attractiveness. It will 
stand longer than any other variety without shooting to seed, and for 
this reason makes the best summer Spinach we know of, although it is 
perfectly hardy and can be used in the fall, if desired. For the home- 
garden, S. S. All Seasons is especially recommended, and its splendid 
qualities can be attested by its universal use among our large market- 
gardeners. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10c. , Vilh. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

955 Thick-Leaved Viroflay 

The heavy, thick leaves are of excellent quality. The heads of this 
variety are larger than any other we know of. We would advise it 
for market purposes rather than the home-garden, although some 
people prefer it on their table to any other. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Vilh. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid, 

945 Round-Seeded Savoy, or Bloomsdale 

This is the very best variety we know of for fall sowing. It has thick, 
large leaves, finely curled and crumpled, producing magnificent heads of 
excellent quality. We believe it is one of the most profitable crops 
when grown on a large scale. We have encouraged many of our 
customers to go into it heavily, with almost invariably good results. 
Round-seeded Savoy is a great barrel-filler and is excellent for ship- 
ping. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid 

950 Long-Standing 

This is another hot-weather sort, and resembles very much the S. S. 
All Seasons, which was selected from it. The Long-standing is a 
straight-leaved Spinach, sometimes called "Dog-ear." It is, never- 
theless, one of the very best varieties for hot-weather use, and a 
large number of our customers still hold to it. As a home-garden 
Spinach we believe it is equal to the S. S. All Seasons in every respect, 
as its quality is just as good. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Yilh. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 


One ounce will plant 20 to 40 
hills; 4 to 6 pounds an acre 

975 S. S. Green Hubbard 

This is the well-known winter Squash, grown largely through- 
out the country. The vines are of strong, running growth. Fruits 
large, olive-shaped, with dark green skin and very rich flesh, fine- 
grained, tender and particularly good for culinary purposes. An excel- 
lent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Alb. 
50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

977 Boston Marrow 

A bright orange, oval-shaped Squash of superior quality for pies 
and canning. The flesh is tender, fine-grained and of excellent flavor. 
The vines are very strong and productive. Our best known and most 
popular Squash. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vilb- 40c., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

980 Warted Hubbard 

This is similar to the well-known Green Hubbard, but the large, 
olive-green fruits are more heavily warted. The flesh is of extra- 
good flavor and very fine-grained. Very handsome in appearance 
and an excellent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
V4lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

960 S. S. White Bush 

The standard summer sort for cooking. The plants are of true 
bush growth, producing fruits ready for use very early in the sum- 
mer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

965 Mammoth White Bush 

Very similar to the White Bush above, but is a little later in 
maturing and is almost twice as big, frequently attaining a size of 
12 to 14 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Viib. 30 cts., 
lb. $1, postpaid. 

968 Cocozella 

Oblong, 12 inches or more in length by 5 inches in diameter, 
and the skin is mottled dark green and yellow. It is a great favorite 
with the Italians. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , V/lb. 30c., lb. $1, postpaid. 

970 Yellow Summer Crookneck 

This is an early-fruiting variety. The Squashes are rich golden 
yellow, thickly warted, and of the popular Crookneck type. They 
grow to large size, 15 to 18 inches in length. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

935 [Mammoth Sandwich Island SALSIFY 

This plant is grown largely for winter market, meeting a ready sale, as it is highly esteemed for the fine flavor of the roots when prepared 
for the table. They are served boiled as a vegetable, or may be sliced and fried. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vi^b. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 


^TOKEs^ Standard Seeds^ .^.^ Qarden ^<J Farm 


stokes' Bonny Best Tomato 



In order fully to prepare ourselves for the ever-increasing demand for Bonny Best Tomato a large portion of 
Windermoor Farms was allotted to the crop for seed this past season and we are pleased to say that a splendid 
harvest has been made. 

To tho^e -who , do not already know the quality of Bonny Best, we would describe it as follows: For all practical 
purposes it is as early as the Earliana, setting from twelve to fifteen smooth, nearly globe-shaped fruits at the 
crown-setting, with a new cluster at every branch. Its color is an intense, glowing scarlet, 
ripening to the stem without crack or black spot. As an early and main-crop tomato 
we know of no other which can equal Bonny Best for all general purposes. It has 
very often produced yields of from twelve to fifteen tons to the acre. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., V41b. $1.50, lb. $5, postpaid 

1005 Special Stock Bonny Best 


For those desiring an extra selection of Bonny Best for forcing ^gufj agses 
we offer herewith a special stock which is the result of individual-hill 
selection by our Tomato expert, no Tomatoes being used for this 
^ \ purpose unless they have passed muster according to the require- 
ments set for this special stock. If any growers desire to see just 
what our Bonny Best looks like when growing in the field for seed, 
we hope they will make it a point to visit Windermoor during 
July or August of this coming season. 

Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.50, l^lb. $4.25, lb. $12, postpaid 

Messrs. Blake & Thomas of Wichita, Kansas, 
wrote us on May 22 last as follows: 

Gentlemen: We are using your Special Stock Bonny Best 
Tomato for forcing inside and have had very good results 
this season, the plants averaging $1 each. We shall 
want some seed for setting the fall crop after a little, 
so thought we had better put in an order. Wish you 
would write and let us know at once if you have 
■t^~'.,-«\ any of this special stock. Please reserve us >^Ib. 
^^^^^^^^of the seed and we will send check for it at once. 

We have only 33 pounds of this se- 
lected stock. Don't let Blake & 
Thomas get ahead of you. 

stokes' Bonny Best Tomato 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 


Earliana. the Earliest Tomato under cultivation 

The Earliana Tomato 




We take an especial pride in the Earliana, for we have felt that we had a reputation to hold up concerning it, as our predecessors 
were directly responsible for its naming and introduction back in the nineties. There are very few Tomato-growers who do not know 
the Earliana, and regardless of all its weaknesses, which are due entirely to its earliness, it is the most largely grown early Tomato 
the country over. The great difficulty of selecting for extremely early specimens usually brings trouble of some sort, either in small 
specimens or in inferior quality. Although the Earliana is liable to crack around the stem and is, perhaps, not so good-flavored as 
the Bonny Best, it, nevertheless, has proved to be one of the very best money-makers on the farm. The ideal selection which we are 
working for is a large, smooth, extremely early type not subject to cracking or spotting, and taken from the most prolific vines. Not 
all of the Earliana Tomato seed which is offered at the present time is stock which will grow a profitable crop. Planters should exer- 
cise extreme care not to allow their stock to deteriorate from year to year. The introduction of new, well-bred seed, at least every 
three years, is the duty of every Tomato-grower. As compared to Bonny Best, Earliana will ripen a portion of its crop four or five 
days ahead of the Bonny Best. Where it is possible to take advantage of the extremely early markets, Earliana will, no doubt, prove 
to be the most profitable of any variety. Taken as a general early crop, however, we would advise Bonny Best. The vines are rather 
dark in color, small but extremely vigorous and productive. The fruits are a rich, deep scarlet, medium in size and borne in clusters 
at the base of the plant. The entire crop can be gathered within about twenty days after the first fruits mature. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 
cts., V41b. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

1020 Greater Baltimore 

A variety somewhat similar to Stone and constantly growing 
in favor among all classes of our trade. It is an excellent main- 
crop market variety. It is very firm and solid and will prove to 
be a good shipper. It will mature some two weeks after Earliana. 
The fruits are produced in large clusters at each joint; when ripe 
they are of a beautiful brilliant red and practically without core. 
The seed offered has been grown on our Windermoor Farm and 
has proved to be of the very truest type obtainable. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

1022 Stone 

Perhaps the standard main-crop Tomato for all purposes. It is 
quite similar to Greater Baltimore but differs in some respects. 
The fruits are solid, nearly round but slightly flattened, have a 
very small seed-cavity and are exceptionally uniform in size. 
Stone is very prolific and has proved a tremendous money- 
maker the countrj' over. As a slicing variety it is unsurpassed. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

1024 Matchless 

A variety particularly recommended for short market shipn 
ments, as it is not quite so solid as the Stone described above. 
Matchless is a vigorous grower, producing fruits of a rich cardinal- 
color, free from core and of superb flavor. Matchless is par- 
ticularly recommended for the home-garden, and it has a repu- 
tation for retaining, the size of its fruits late in the season. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., V^lb. 90 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 

1026 Enormous 

Growers desiring the largest Tomato possible should plant 
Enormous, for it is well named. The fruits are, perhaps, the 
largest of any Tomato under cultivation and although not par- 
ticularly solid it will stand a fair amount of handling, but long- 
distance shipping is not recommended for this variety. Its 
color is a rich, deep red, and the quality excellent. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., i/4lb. $1.50, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 

There is a real message for you on page 4 


_ Stokes' Standard §eeds y^J" Garden qhJ Farm 


Every season we are supplying more and more southern planters with their Tomato 
seed. The results which a great many of these men are having with our strains is the very 
best selling argument we have, for more and more planters are realizing that well-bred Tomato 
seed means larger crop returns to the acre than almost any one factor in their farm opera- 
tions. The main points to be taken into consideration in choosing a good variety for shipment 
to northern markets are earliness, uniformity of shape and size, solid and high-quality fruits, 
and sturdy vines which will produce a prolific crop. Purple or so-called pink varieties are the 
most desirable because of their ability to ripen uniformly after being picked when green. Any 
one of these features lacking will be a considerable setback to the planter. Great care should 
also be taken with local insects and diseases which may attack the crop. 
All of these features will be absolutely of no avail if the planter is so 
unfortunate as to get into the hands of a dishonest commission man, and 
we would advise extreme care in your choice of men if you are not 
already well established. 

1030 Stokes' Standard Globe 


An extra-early Tomato distinctly of the globe type. Its color is a 
beautiful and uniform purple-pink and its quality is superb. As a sli- 
cing Tomato we know of no superior. Stokes' Standard Globe is one of 
the very best shipping sorts that we know of, for it may be picked 
when green and hard and by the time it is put on sale three or four 
days later it will be in beautiful condition. Our strain of Globe will average 144 to 
the crate which is the standard carrier. The vines are exceptionally strong and 
vigorous and have been selected for blight resistance. All the seed saved is from 
selected fruit. We cannot recommend this Tomato too highly either for southern ship- 
ments or for northern greenhouse work. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vi^b. 90 cts., lb. 
$3, postpaid. 

Home-garden planters have found S. S. Globe to serve their needs admirably well. Don't 
pass it up again if you have never tried it 

1032 June Pink 


June Pink is an extra-early Tomato resembling in appearance and habit of growth the Earliana in almost every particular except 
in its color. It is an enormously productive sort and develops good-sized fruits throughout the season. Its color is a bright, attractive 
pink, and under conditions where earliness comes above everything else, we could not advise a better variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
35 cts., V^lb. 90 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 

1036 Ponderosa 


A main-season purple Tomato, bearing very large fruits ripening close up to the stem throughout the entire crop. The vigorous 

and strong-growing vines are not 
subject to blight or rust. Pon- 
derosa is particularly in demand 
in many eastern and southern 
markets. It is unexcelled for 
cooking or slicing and is recom- 
mended for either commercial or 
home-garden purposes. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 40 cts., Vilb. $1.50, lb. 
$5.55, postpaid. 

1040 Yellow Plum 

The fruits average 1 inches 
in length and inch in diameter. 
They are of a bright lemon-yel- 
low and of excellent flavor. This 
is the most desirable sort for pick- 
ling. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
V4lb. 90 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 

1045 Red Pear 

The fruit is a bright red, of true 
pear-shape and of rich flavor. 
We prefer the Red Pear to the 
Red Plum, which is sometimes 
sold under this name. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 35 cts., V^lb. 90 cts., lb. $3, 
Ponderosa Tomatoes postpaid. 

S. Globe Tomato 



Stokes S^ei^ Farms Company, MooRestown, New Jersey 


The cultivation of Turnips is much more important to the average farmer than many realize, as they may be planted after several 
other crops, or sown at the last cultivation of various crops, maturing in time for fall and winter feeding with scarcely any extra 
expense. Many farmers could well adopt a system of crop rotation which would allow a limited area to be sown to this crop. Turnips 
mature in from six to eight weeks, permitting seed to be sown in July and August, and maturing before the severe frosts set in. Many 
sheepmen make a practice of raising quite a few acres of Turnips for a green winter feed which is very appetizing to their flocks. Such 
a practice is carried out extensively in England and elsewhere, where large flocks are kept over the winter. Turnips, however, are 
used not only by the sheepmen, but they make a very desirable and palatable winter feed for all other classes of live-stock. If farmers 
do not already make a practice of growing Turnips or Rutabagas to feed during the winter, we would strongly advise them to include 
one of these crops in next year's operations. We feel sure they will be amply repaid for any little extra expense and time put in with 
this crop. 

Culture. — Like most root crops the Turnip does best on a sandy soil, but may be sown on practically all types of land. If an 
early crop is desired, the seed should be sown as early as the ground can be prepared, or if a late fall crop is desired, sow the seed in 
July or August. For market use, seed should be sown in drills 12 to 14 inches apart, or 24 to 30 inches if horse cultivation is practised. 
A common mistake with Turnips is to sow the seed too thickly, making unnecessary expense in thinning. For the early crop plants 
should be 2}^ to 3 inches apart, or if the large late varieties are planted, 4 to 5 inches between the plants will give the roots plenty 
of room for their development. Cover the seeds from to ^ of an inch deep. When broadcasting is practised for the late crop, 
seed should be planted at the rate of about 2 pounds to the acre, covering it with a rake or fine-toothed cultivator. 

1054 Purple-Top Milan 


The earliest and most tender of all Turnips. The roots are rather 
flattened in shape, with a clear ivory-white skin, and have a purple top 
above ground. Purple-Top Milan is unexcelled for home-garden or table 
use but is not so good a keeper as some of the varieties mentioned below, 
and should not be sown with that idea in view. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Vilh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 

1050 5. S. Purple-Top White Globe 

This variety is very often spoken of as the Red-Top White Globe and is 
probably in larger demand than any other Turnip. It is used for either 
table or stock purposes, but should be pulled accordingly. It will be about 
ten days later in maturing than the Purple-Top Milan but grows to a larger 
size and has a more attractive shape, the top half being a beautiful reddish 
purple and the part under ground a pure ivory-white. It is a very highly 
recommended strain. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vi^b. 20c., lb. 50c., postpaid. 

1057 Long Cow-Horn 

S. S. PuTple-Top White Globe Turnip 

Early Purple-Top Flat 


Also known as Early Red-Top Flat. An early flat 
Turnip of the very finest quality, and slightly larger 
but in many respects very similar to the Purple-Top 
Milan described above. The roots should be prepared 
for the table when not larger than 2}/2 inches in diam- 
eter, but for stock purposes they may be grown con- 
siderably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lh. 20 
cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 

A variety taking its name from its characteristic shape and appearance, 
being about 12 inches long when matured; white, slightly tipped with 
green around the stem, and often slightly twisted at the lower end. About 
3 inches of this Turnip will grow above the ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., V4,lh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 

1059 Yellow or Amber Globe 

We consider this the best of the yellow varieties, for it can be used for 
the table or for stock-feeding. It attains quite a fair size and is an excellent 
winter-keeper. The flesh is crisp, firm and of good quality; the roots 
should be pulled early for home consumption. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
141b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 


The "Swede" or "Russian Turnips" require a long season in which to grow. The seed, in the latitude of Philadelphia, should be 
sown by the middle of July. The flesh is very solid, of rich flavor, and the Rutagabas keep in fine condition through the winter if 
buried in the ground below frost. They furnish a valuable, clean food for cattle during the winter months. The foliage is distinct 
from that of the early Turnips, having long, deeply lobed leaves and smooth surface. 

1064 S. S. Yellow Rutabaga 

A Windermoor-grown strain of this popular Rutabaga, which 
is very largely used for stock-feeding. Large, globe-shaped bulbs, 
of rich purplish color on the upper portion and deep yellow below 
the soil. Very smooth, with a single, small tap-root. The richly 
colored flesh is fine-grained and sweet. This American-grown 
strain has been carefully selected and will grow smooth and 
without prongy roots. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

1070 Yellow Rutabaga (Imported Seed) 

An excellent strain, and the variety usually sold in this coun- 
try. It is imported from England and will produce excellent 
results of somewhat the same character of Turnip as the S. S. 
Yellow Rutabaga previously described. The seed is cheaper in 
price and, for ordinary purposes, will answer as well, though it 
does not make so uniform and large Turnips as the American- 
grown seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., 


" Stokes ^ Standar d Seeds^ ^^./-' rrARPEN «az2c/ Farm 

A Green on the Moorestown Golf-Links 


In order that we may give full measure on our grass-seed mixtures, we have decided to put everything on the pound basis rather 
than on the bushel basis. We have also set a definite policy of having three distinct lawn mixtures — the Standard Clover Mixture, 
having a proportionate amount of White Dutch Clover in it; the Evergreen Grass Mixture, having no White Dutch Clover in it; 
and the Shady Lawn Mixture, offered for those desiring a grass mixture which will do well under trees and in other shady places. 

The Standard Clover Mixture 

We offer herewith a combination of the best native and acclimated foreign grasses blended proportionately with White Dutch 
Clover. This mixture will stand all the extremes of drought, heat, and cold of our American climate. On properly prepared land it 
will produce a beautiful lawn four to five weeks after planting. It makes a permanent, deep-rooted turf which improves with age. 
Lb. 40 cts., l^s- $1> postpaid; 10 lbs. $3, not prepaid. 

The Evergreen Grass Mixture 

This is equal in quality to the best commercial lawn-grass mixtures on the market and at the prices quoted below should be in 
great demand for all who do not desire White Dutch Clover. A grass mixture should always be preferred instead of single grasses 
such as Kentucky Blue Grass, for if the blending has been carried through on a scientific principle, the several varieties which 
constitute a good mixture mature at different times during the year and thus keep the lawn in prime condition the year round. 
Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. $1, postpaid; 10 lbs. $2.80, not prepaid. 

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis). Lb. 30 cts., postpaid. White Dutch Clover. Lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 



I S^QK^ES S^ED Farms CPMPAJsrf, Moorestown,New Jersey | 




TO Sow 

LJists-iicc Dctwccn 

Time to Plant 

100 feet 
(Garden drill) 

One acre 
(Field culture) 




1 OZ. 

1 lb. 

3 ft. 


Feb., Mar. 

Asparagus (seed) 

2 ozs. 

5 lbs. 

1 ft. 


Asparagus (roots) 



5 ft. 


Beans, String 

1 qt. 

1 to 13^2 bus. 

11^ to 2 ft. 

Mav— Aue. 

Beans, Lima 

100 hills 

20 qts. 

4 ft. 

May 15-JuIy 


2 ozs. 

5 lbs. 

12 to 15 in. 

April— Aug. 

Beets, Mangels 

2 ozs. 

5 lbs. 

14 to 18 in. 

May, June 

Brussels Sprouts 

1 oz. 


18 in. 






2 ft. 

April— July 

Feb.— June 


1 oz. 

5 lbs. 

14 in. 

April— Aug. 


1 oz. 

4 ozs. 

2 ft. 

April & Nov. 

Feb. & June 


1 oz. 


1 to IH ft. 

April, May 

Feb., Mar. 


1 oz. 

IH to 3 ft. 

Julv, Aug. 

April, May 


1 oz. 

4 lbs. 

1 ft. 

April, ^lay 


1 oz. 


18 in.- 

April, May 

Feb., Mar. 


1 pk. 

3 ft. 

April— July 

Corn Salad 

2 ozs. 

6 lbs. 

1 ft. 

Sept. or April 

Cress, Garden 


IJ^ lbs. 

18 to 30 in. 

April— Aug. 


1 oz. 

2 to 4 lbs. 

4 to 6 ft. 

May, June 

1 oz. 

4 lbs. 

30 i.i. 

Julv, Aug. 


1 oz. 

6 ozs.- 

3 ft. 

May, June 

Feb., Mar. 


1 oz. 

1 lb. 

18 to 30 in. 





13^ lbs. 

2 to 3 ft. 

A lay, Aug., Sept. 

Mar. or July 


1 oz. 

IM lbs. 

\y2 to 3 ft. 

April, May 


1 oz. 

5 lbs. 

14 to 24 in. 

Mar., April 


1 oz. 


14 to 20 in. 


1 oz. 

2 to 3 lbs. 

5 to 7 ft. 

May, June 


1 oz. 

3 to 4 lbs. 

8 to 10 ft. 

May, June 


1 oz. 

6 lbs. 

3 ft. 

Mav, June 


1 oz. 

5 lbs. 

12 to 18 in. 

Aug. & April 

Onion Sets 

2 qts. 

6 to 10 bus. 

12 to 18 in. 



1 oz. 

4 lbs. 

6 to 12 in. 



1 oz. 

5 lbs. 

18 to 30 in. 

April— July 


1 pt. 

iy2 bus. 

2 to 3 ft. 



1 oz. 


2 to 3 ft. 

May, June 



1 oz. 

3 lbs. 

4 to 8 ft. 

May, June 

1 oz. 

10 lbs. 

IH ft. 

Mar., Sept. 

Rhubarb (seed) 

1 oz. 

10 lbs. 

3 to 4 ft. 

April, May 

Rhubarb (roots) 



3 to 4 ft. 



2 ozs. 

8 lbs. 

18 to 30 in. 

May- July 

2 ozs. 

12 lbs. 

12 to 18 in. 


Squash, Bush 

1 oz. 

3 lbs. 

3 to 4 ft. 

May, June 

Squash, Late 

1 oz. 

2 lbs. 

7 to 10 ft. 

May, June 



3 to 4 ft. 



1 oz. 

3 lbs. 

18 to 30 in. 




^ gTOKES* Standard Seeds ^^/^^ Qarden olqc/ pARM 


Several of the flowers as offered this year have been grown at Windermoor 
this past summer; others come from California and England. All are fresh 
and will give the usual good results if directions for planting, as printed on all 
seed bags, are carefully adhered to. 

Make growth from seed, bloom, and die in 

one season. 


Make growth from seed in one season, 
bloom, and die the next. 


Live several years, blooraing annually after 
first season — some varieties will bloom 
first year if early sowing is made. 


Acroclinium, or Everlasting annual 

An attractive border plant producing red and white flowers. It is 
from this that the immortelles, so desirable for bouquets and winter 
decoration, are made. Height, about 12 inches. 
1100 Finest Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Ageratum hardy annual 

A very attractive border plant blooming nearly all summer and in 
quite large demand for the make-up of bouquets. Height varies 
from 10 to 20 inches, according to the variety. Pkt. Viot.. Oz. 

1110 Blue Star. Light blue $0 10 $0 25 $0 40 

1111 Imperial Dwarf White 05 15 25 

1113 Mixed Colors 05 15 25 

Alyssum hardy annual 

The abundant bloom of this most popular of all border plants has, 
no doubt, been responsible for the very general use which Alyssum has 
been put to. 

1115 Little Gem, or Carpet of Pkt. T. pkt. Jioz. Oz. 

Snow. Height 3 inches $0 05 $0 10 $0 20 $0 40 

1116 SweetAlyssum. Old-fashionedsort 05 10 15 25 


1117 Saxatile compactum (Basket of Gold). An excellent rock or 

border plant bearing bright yellow flowers from April to 
June. Height 9 inches. Pkt. 5 cts., I/iOt.. 50 cts., oz. 90 cts. 

Amarantus hardy annual 

A very useful border plant, thriving best in sunny locations. Will 
not stand cold nights and, therefore, must not be set out too early. 
Height 4 feet. 

1120 Caudatus, or Love-Lies-Bleed- Pkt. T. pkt. • }^z. Oz. 

ing $0 05 $0 10 $0 15 $0 20 

1121 Tricolor splendens, or Joseph's 

Coat 05 10 15 25 

Alyssum on Rocks 

Antirrhinum, or Snapdragon 


One of the most beautiful of the old-fashioned plants. Their very 
continuous-blooming qualities, ease of culture, and pure, bright 
llowers should entitle them to a permanent place in all gardens. 

Pkt. T. pkt. 'Aoz. Oz. 

1130 Giant Queen Victoria, White.SO 10 SO 20 $0 40 $0 75 

1131 Giant Scarlet 10 20 40 75 

1132 Giant Yellow 10 20 40 75 

1133 Mixed Colors 05 15 30 50 

1125 Ampelopsis, or Boston Ivy 

A valuable hardy climber clinging to wood, stone or brick walls, 
and a very rapid grower. Its color is dense ivy-green until fall when 
it turns to a beautiful red. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., J^oz. 
25 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

Asparagus tender perennial 

1140 Plumosus nanus. Grown largely in greenhouses for table 

decoration or for the make-up of bouquets. The finely cut, 
feathery, green foliage is highly attractive. Pkt. 25 cts., 
100 seeds 75 cts., 1,000 seeds $6. 

1141 Sprengeri. This variety is very suitable for hanging-baskets. 

It is coarser than the above described sort but for this purpose 
it is in large demand. Pkt. 10 cts., 100 seeds 50 cts., 1,000 
seeds $4. 


There is a charm about Asters which very few of our midsummer 
flowers can equal, and there is an ever-increasing demand for them 
from all branches of our trade, both florists and home-gardeners. 
Either as a bedding plant or for cutting, we know of nothing which is 
finer in its class. The quality, size, color and season of blooming 
makes careful selection necessary in order to have the best results. 
The plants are unusually hardy and will stand some frost without 
serious results. By proper planting a continuous bloom can be had 
from July to nearly November. It will be notfd that the Stokes 
Standard Asters are omitted this year in accordance with our plan to 
eliminate all names which are not distinctly varietal. 


The Queen of the Market is, perhaps, one of the most desirable and 
one of the earliest of all difi'erent varieties. The plants will attain a 
height of about 18 inches and are very profuse bloomers. This va- 
riety is one of the most desirable for cutting and is, therefore, in 
large use by florists as well as for outdoor growing in home-gardens. 

1145 White 

1146 Pink 

1 147 Crimson 

1148 Light Blue. . . 

1149 Purple 

1150 Mixed Colors. 


1155 Daybreak. 


Shell-pink 10 

' 25 



$0 60 


$1 00 


60 1 IS 


Stokes SeedFar^s Qdmpany, MooRestown, New Jersey 

White fleece Aster 

Comet Asters 

This charming class of Asters is medium early in season, of 
brilliant colors and compact in growth. They will attain a height of 
about 18 inches. 

1170 White Fleece. One of the largest and most perfect of the 

Comet type, bearing flowers often 5 inches in diameter, being 
a pure glistening white and alternating beautifully with the 
Lavender Gem. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 35 cts., Hoz. $1.20, 
oz. $2.25. 

1171 Lavender Gem. Pkt. lOc, trade pkt. 35c., J^oz. $1, oz. $2. 

1172 Peerless Pink. Pkt. lOc, trade pkt. 35c., 3^oz. SI, oz. $2. 


Stokes' Aster Mixture 

We offer herewith a splendid mixture of Asters for all general pur- 
poses, and persons not 
knowing the merits of 
the varieties described 
above would do well 
to order Stokes' Aster 
Mixture without going 
into the matter further. 
This mixture is made up 
of seed which we have 
grown ourselves and, 
therefore, we have been 
able to watch it during 
all stages of its develop- 
ment. Pkt. 10c. , 3 pkts. 
25 cts., trade pkt. 20 
cts., J^oz. 50c., oz. SI. 

1190 Balloon 


A rapid-growing 
climber, very desirable 
in its place. It will grow 
to a height of from 10 to 
15 feet, bearing beau- 
tiful white flowers which 
are followed by its seed- 
pods of a balloon shape. 
Camellia-flowered Balsam Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Balsam, or Lady Slipper 

One of the best-known border or bedding plants that we have. 
There is a wide range of color and a careful selection should be made 
for the best effects. The varieties listed below are all of the Camellia- 
flowered sorts which we consider the most satisfactory. 

Pkt. T. pkt.' Vooz. Oz. 

1195 Pure White SO 05 $0 20 $0" 65 SI 25 

1196 Scarlet 05 20 65 1 25 

1197 Pink 05 20 65 1 25 

1198 Mixed Colors 05 20 65 1 25 

Begonia tender perennial 

The Begonia is one of the most attractive and delightful flowers 
either for window-boxes during the winter or for bedding plants 
during the summer months. The family is divided into two main 
classes, the fibrous-rooted and the tuberous-rooted sorts. 


1200 Gracilis luminosa $0 20 SO 40 

1201 Semperflorens, Hybrida 10 30 


1203 Mixed Colors, Single 20 60 

1204 Mixed Colors, Double 25 75 

1210 Calceolaria tender perennial 

A plant very generally admired for greenhouse or conservatory 
decoration. Our hybrid strain is a mixture of all the colors. Pkt. 
25 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts. 

Calliopsis, or Coreopsis hardy annual 

A brilliant gold flower of the daisy type. Our mixture is composed 
of all shades of yellow, red and brown and is highly attractive. 
1212 Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

1215 Canterbury Bells, or Campanula 


A constant-blooming plant which will add charm to any border 
bed. It will grow about 2 feet in height and can be supplied either in 
single or double in White, Blue, Rose, or in mixed colors. Pkt. 5 cts., 
trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.50. 

Campanula calycanthema (Cup and saucer) 

L216 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.50. 




Standard ^eeds^^^j^ Qarden ojtid pARM 

Celosia, or Cockscomb 

Candytuft, New Empress 

1220 Canary-Bird Vine tender annual climber 

A rapid-growing summer climbing vine attaining a height of 
about 15 feet. It produces hundreds of bright yellow flowers which 
resemble canary birds in flight. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 15c., oz. 35c. 


A desirable flower for edging purposes in border beds or for massing 
in rockeries. It may be sown outdoors in April, preferably in sunny 
and rather protected places. pj^^ -j- pj^^ 

1225 New Empress. Pure white $0 10 $6 20 SO 45 

1226 White Tom Thumb. A dwarf variety. .10 15 25 

1227 Crimson 05 15 25 

1228 Lavender 05 15 25 

1229 Sweet-scented. White 05 15 25 

1230 Mixed Colors 05 10 20 

Castor-Oil Plant hardy annual 

An ornamental plant having a very dignified appearance and 
suitable for formal decorating of particular parts of the garden. 
1235 Zanzibarensis. A new variety, growing some 12 feet in height. 
Pkt. 5 cts., i^oz. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

1236 Gibsonii. A dwarf va- 
•| riety. Pkt. 5 cts. 

l4oz. 10 cts., oz. 15c. 
■ ItW'y 1237 Mixed. A mixture of 
., I tu " -iA most of the named 

"^ ■^S / Ji * m varieties. Pkt. 5 cts. 

" '^<('^'^" * 'niiiii^ Moz- 10 "s., oz. 15c. 


It is quite a simple matter 
^ iL /4 i^W^H "to. grow Carnations from seed 
'and we find them to be in 
large demand by our garden- 
•^■^r ing friends. 

1241 Marguerite. Of a par- 
ticularly vigorous 
stock. Can be sup- 
plied in the following 
colors, separately or 
mixed: Yellow, Scar- 
let, White, and Large- 
flowering. Pkt. 10c. , 
Hoz. 80c., oz. $1.50. 
1243 Riviera Market, or 
Guillaud. Pkt. lOc, 
trade pkt. 20 cts., 
Centaurea Cyanus }^oz.80cts.,oz.$1.50. 


The Cockscombs are rather odd but decorative flowers and will 
brighten the corner of any garden. 


Pkt. T. pkt. 

1250 Thompson! superba. Dark $0 10 10 25 

1251 Crimson 10 25 

1252 Pink Plume. Rose changing to 

silvery white 10 25 

1253 Golden Plume 10 25 

1254 Mixed Colors 10 25 


1255 Empress. Crimson, with bronze Pkt. T. pkt. 

leaves. Large, deep red blooms. SO 10 $0 20 

1256 Variegated. Crimson and gold.. . . 10 20 

1257 Mixed Colors 10 20 

$0 75 


$1 50 
1 50 
1 50 


L 25 
L 25 

1 25 
1 25 
1 25 


S2 50 
2 50 
2 50 

(Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, or Ragged Robin) 

This is most generally cultivated as a flowering annual and is 
included in a great many of our best gardens. 

Centaurea embraces a variety of names including the Imperialis 
and Marguerites, which are the Sweet Sultans; the Cyanus, which 
is the Cornflower; and the Gymnocarpa, which is the Dusty Miller. 


Pkt. T. pkt. Vioz. Oz. 

1260 Emperor William SO 05 $0 15 $0 20 $0 30 

1261 Double Blue 05 15 20 30 

1262 White 05 15 20 30 

1263 Rose 05 15 20 30 

1264 Mixed Colors, Double 05 10 20 30 


Pkt. T. pkt. Vioz. Oz. 

1265 Alba. Pure white $0 10 SO 15 $0 25 SO 50 

1266 Favorita 10 15 25 50 

1267 Splendens 10 15 25 50 

1268 Chameleon 10 15 25 50 

1269 Mixed Colors 10 15 25 50 

Carnation, Marguerite 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 


1270 Gymnocarpa, or Dusty Miller. Silver-gray foliage; drooping) 
habit; very graceful and in large demand for edging purposes, 
but not so desirable as the Candidissima. Pkt. 10 cts., 500 
seeds, 20 cts. 

Candidissima. The finest of the so-called Dusty Millers. 
Very finely cut silvery white foliage. Pkt. lOc, 500 seeds 30c. 



1278 Mixed Colors, Double. 

.SO 05 

T. pkt 
$0 10 

$0 25 

Cineraria tender biennial 

One of the most beautiful flowers for indoor growing during the 
winter. The shades include blue, purple, crimson and maroon. 
Height 12 inches. 

1286 Hybrid, Mixed Colors. Pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. 60 cts., Moz. 

Clarl^ia hardy annual 

An attractive flower with varying colors of white, pink, red, etc. 
A profuse bloomer and rather easy to cultivate. The flowers are 
borne all along the stems and slightly resemble carnations. 

Pkt. T. pkt. 

1295 Mixed Colors, Single $0 05 $0 15 

1296 Mixed Colors, Double 05 15 

Clematis hardy perennial climber 

Virgin's Bower is a synonym for this beautiful climbing flower. 
The delicate flowers are very fragrant and are rather quick-growing. 

Pkt. T. pkt. 

1300 Paniculata. An old-fashioned climber, .oz. $3. .$0 10 $0 20 

Cobaea, or Cathedral Bells 


One of the finest of the old-fashioned climbing vines having beau- 
tiful, bell-shaped, purple flowers. 

1305 Scandens. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., J^oz. 75 cts., oz. 

1310 Coleus 

One of the most desirable bedding plants by reason of its richly 
colored foliage. We offer herewith a mixture of the finest colored 
hybrids. Pkt. 10 cts. Mixed, Moz. $1.50. 

Columbine, or Aquilegia 

A popular garden flower forming large, permanent clumps and 
blooming profusely through the spring and early summer. 

Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1135 Double Varieties, Mixed $0 05 $0 15 $0 50 

1136 Single Varieties, Mixed 05 15 50 

Coleus Bed 

1315 Cosmos HARDY ANNUAL 

One of the most delicate and attractive of the autumn flowers. 
They are particularly valuable for cutting as they will hold up in 
good condition for several days. These are divided into two groups, 
the early-flowering types and the giant-flowering types, either of 
which may be purchased in Mixed Colors or separately in White, 
Pink, or Crimson at the following prices. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 25 cts., 
oz. 35 cts. 

1318 Cucumber, Wild =^clim™^ 

A quick-growing vine densely dotted with beautiful white, fra- 
grant flowers. The seed is rather hard to germinate and should be 
soaked in water for at least twenty-four hours before planting. Pkt. 
5 cts., J^oz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

1320 Cyclamen tender perennlal 

This is among the choicest of the flowering house plants. The seed 
ofl^ered here is all from the giant varieties and can be purchased in 
Pure White, Rose, Dark Red, White with Red Eye, or in Mixed 
Colors at the following prices. Pkt. 30 cts., 100 seeds $1. 

1325 Cypress Vine ^^c^IiTe^^ 

A beautiful climbing plant with fern-like, feathery foliage and 
masses of brilliant, star-shaped flowers which may be had either in 
White, Scarlet, or Mixed Colors at the following prices. Pkt. 5 cts., 
J/^oz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Shasta Daisy, or Bellis hardy perennial 

Used very largely for edging and border purposes; blooming freely 
from April to June. The Shasta Daisy is a pure white flower averaging 
4 inches in diameter, and blooms freely for several months. The flow- 
ers will remain fresh for a long time after cutting. Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 
1333 Dimorphotheca. Mixed colors SO 10 $0 25 S3 00 

Cineraria hybrida 

Have more 
flowers in 1917 
than you have 
ever known 
before. They 
spread happi- 
ness every- 
where and to 
everybody. You 
owe them to 
yourself and 
your friends. 


Aeui Cosmos, Crimson Ray 

Everlasting Flowers 

1375 Helichrysum. Ornamental and greatly prized for winter 
j decorating in vases or for durable bouquets. Hardy annual. 

Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts., oz. 50 cts. 
See, also, Acroclinium 

Eschscholtzia, or California Poppy 


The state flower of California, and one that deserves much wider 
recognition by everyone as a border plant. It blooms from June to 
September. Its delicate flowers have a charm of their own and pro- 
duce a brilliant effect when grown in masses. 

1365 California Golden West. The favorite Pkt T. pkt. Oz. 

bright yellow variety $0 10 $0 15 $0 30 

1366 Mandarin. Outside of petals tinged with 

scarlet, inside brownish orange 10 15 30 

1367 California alba 10 15 30 

1368 Dainty Queen 10 15 30 

1369 Cream-White 10 15 30 

1370 Mixed Colors 10 15 30 

Types oj Dianthus 

Dianthus, or Pinks a^^nuA 

Japanese Pinks is a synonym for this flower which is deservedly 
popular because of its rich markings, easy culture, and profusion of 


Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1335 Crimson Belle. Velvety crimson $0 05 $0 15 $0 50 

1336 Eastern Queen. Striped rose 05 15 50 

1337 Queen of Holland. Pure white 05 15 50 

1338 Salmon Queen. Brilliant salmon-color.. 05 15 50 

1339 Laciniatus. Mixed colors; fringed 05 15 50 

1340 Star Pink. Flower has the form of a five- 

or six-raved star, hence the name 10 20 60 

1341 Mixed Colors. A fine strain 05 30 50 


1342 Chinensis fl.-pl. Large, double, Pkt. T. pkt. Hoz. Oz. 

fragrant flowers. Mixed $0 05 $0 25 

1343 Diadematus fl.-jpl. (Double Dia- 

dem Pink). Densely double 

flowers. Fine mixed colors 05 $0 15 $0 75 

1344 Fire Ball. Fiery scarlet 05 15 75 

1345 Imperialis (Double Imperial Pink). 05 15 75 

1346 Japan Fink. Double mixed; extra 

fine 05 15 75 

1347 Laciniatus fl.-pl. (Double Fringed 

Japan Pink). Extra-fine mixed.. 05 15 75 

1348 Royal Pink. Dark foliage. Fine 

mixed varieties 10 25 40 

1349 Snowball. A beautiful snow-white. 10 25 40 


1351 Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). Fringe-edged, Pkt. J^oz. 

white flowers with dark centers $0 05 $0 30 

1352 Plumarius fl.-pl. Double and semi-double va- 

rieties ; . 10 30 

1353 Clove-scented (Hortensis Varieties). Beautiful; 

double. Mixed colors 10 30 

1354 Latifolius atrococcineus fl.-pl. A hybrid be- 

tween the China Pink and Sweet William. The 
heads of brilliant red flowers are quite double. 
For permanent beds and borders these Pinks are 
unrivaled 10 30 

Digitalis, or Foxglove 

A stately, old-fashioned border plant, particularly desirable for 
growing among shrubbery, or in masses along walks or drives. In 
rich soils, the spikes attain a height of 2 to 3 feet. Seed sown outdoors 
in the spring and the seedlings transplanted where they are to grow 
will make fine flowering stalks the next season. 

1360 Gloxinioides. A fine strain, bearing handsome, spotted glox- 
inia-Iike flowers n long spikes. Choice mixture. Pkt. 10 cts., 
J4oz. 25 cts., 07. 50 cts. 

DUSTY MILLER. See Centaurea gymnocarpa 

Ferns tender perennial 

We have a mixture of Fern seed made up of the leading green- 
house varieties. Pkt. 25 cts. 

FEVERFEW. See Matricaria 

Digitalis gloxinioides 



Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 

Giant-flowering Gloxinia 

Forget-me-not, or Myosotls 


One of the most beautiful and delicate of all flowers. It is excellent 

for borders and edgings, succeeding best in rich, moist soils. 

Pkt. T. pkt. ^oz. Oz. 

1385 Alpestris. Mixed $0 10 SO 15 $0 25 $0 50 

1386 Palustris. The True Forget-me- 

not 15 40 1 40 2 50 

1387 Dissitiflora. Very early; blue 15 50 2 25 4 00 


1390 Picta grandiflora. 

1391 Picta Lorenziana. 



Pkt. Oz. 

Crimson-and-yellow flowers. $0 10 $0 30 

Double; mixed colors.. . i 10 30 

'raniUITI tender perennial 

No flowering plants are so extensively grown as the Geranium, 
and certainly none are more suitable for large beds where a mass of 
bloom is desired. Grows readily from seed, and produces plants that 
bloom the first season. 

1395 Zonale. The plant will produce flowers the first season if 

sown early. Fine for pots. Fine mixed. Pkt. 15 ets. 

1396 Pelargonium, Lady Washington. Large-flowered; saved 

from the choicest varieties. Pkt. 25 cts., 100 seeds 80 cts. 

1397 Apple-scented. This fragrant, favorite variety can only be 

grown from seed to form fine plants. Pkt. 20c., 300 seeds 75c. 

Globe Amaranth hardy annual everlasting 

Bachelor's Button is a synonym for this name. A dwarf flower 
with clover-like heads in purple, white, and red. Excellent for drying 
purposes for winter bouquets. 

1400 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 10 cts. 

Gloxinia hardy perennial 

Charming greenhouse plants, producing flowers of the most ex- 
quisite and gorgeous colors, ranging from the purest white through 
all the shades of crimson and purple. 

1405 Stokes' Giant-flowering, Mixed. This strain is, undoubtedly, 
unsurpassed for size of flowers and the great diversity of colors, 
embracing all the brilliant shades. Pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. $1. 

Gourds hardy annual climbers 

Rapid-growing climbers, with beautiful ornamental foliage; the 

curious fruits are very useful. Pkt. Oz. 

1410 Dishcloth SO 05 SO 25 

1411 Dipper, or Calabash 05 25 

1412 Nest-Egg 05 25 

1413 Sugar 1 rough 05 25 

1414 Hercules' Club 05 25 

1415 Bottle-shaped 05 25 

1416 Mock Orange 05 25 

1417 Mixed Varieties 05 25 

Grasses, Ornamental 


1420 Coix Lacryma Jobi (Job's Tears). Foliage broad; seed 
prominent, very large and shining. Pkt. 5 cts., J^oz. 10 
cts., oz. 20 cts. 


1423 Gynerium argenteum (Pampas Grass). Beautiful silvery 

plumes. Pkt. 10 cts., 3^oz. 50 cts. 

1424 Pennisetum Ruppelii (Purple Feather Grass). A hardy 

perennial Grass, growing 3 feet high, with violet-tinted, 
silver plumes. Pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 50 cts. 

Gypsophila, or Baby's Breath 


Indispensable for bouquet-making, either green or dried; very 
attractive and graceful in appearance and easily cultivated. 
1427 Elegans. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

1429 Paniculata. A hardy perennial, but will bloom the first season 
if seed is sown early. The sprays of white blossoms are 
excellent for cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., Hoz. 45 cts., oz. 80 cts. 

Helianthus, or Sunflower 


St tely decorative flowers useful for backgrounds or hedges in 
places where it is desirable to screen off' some unsightly part of the 

1435 Californicus plenissimus. Extra-large, double, saff'ron- 

colored flowers. Pkt. 5 cts., Moz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

1436 Globosus fistulosus (Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers veiy 

double. Pkt. 5 
cts.,}^oz. 15cts., 
oz. 25 cts. 

1437 Stella. Delicate 

flowers of the 
daisy type. 
Pure golden 
yellow with a 
black disk in 
the center. The 
Stella Sunflower 
is very effective 
when grown in 
masses. Pkt. 
5c., J^oz. 15c., 
oz. 25 cts. 



This charming flower 
is valued for its fra- 
grance and the duration 
of its bloom. It is easily 
grown from seed, bloom- 
ing the first summer if 
sown early. 

1441 Mixed Colors. 

Pkt. 10 cts., 
trade pkt. 50c., 
||oz. $2.25, oz. 

Seedlings of Single Sunflower, Stella, 


Stokes ' Standard Seeds^^/^j- Qarden Farm 




For generations this 
has been a favorite 
flower in American gar- 
dens. It is one of the 
most decorative and is 
very well thought of 
for all background work. 
Height 5 feet. 

1450 Chater's Double. 

Pkt. lOc, trade 
pkt. 25 cts., }4oz 

1451 Mixed Colors. 

Perennials. Pkt. 
lOc, trade pkt. 
25c., 3/20Z. 75c., 
oz. $1.50. 

1452 Mammoth Al- 

legheny, Hardy 
perennials. Pkt. 
10 cts., trade 
pkt. 25 cts., 
i,^oz. 50c.,oz.$l. 

1453 Everblooming. 

Annual. Semi- 
double; mixed 
colors. Pkt. 10 
cts., trade pkt. 
25 cts., }^oz. 
50 cts., oz. $1. 

1460 Humulus 
Japonlcus, or 
Japanese Hop 

A plant of rapid 
growth, beautiful when 
planted in an isolated position and properly supported; also valuable 
for trellises, etc. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

IVY. See Ampelopsis 

1462 Japanese Kudzu Vine, or Jack-and- 
the-Beanstalk Vine 

From Japan. Grows 8 to 10 feet the first season frorn seed; after 
the first year will grow 25 to 50 feet in one season. _ Highly recom- 
mended for porches, arbors, and trellises, or for covering fences. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

1465 Jerusalem Cherry 

A very useful pot-plant for winter decoration. It is of branching 
habit, covered all winter with a profusion of bright scarlet berries. 
1 foot. Pkt. 5 cts. 

1467 Kenilworth Ivy 

A pretty, drooping plant with small lilac flowers; fine for hanging- 
baskets, vases, etc. Pkt. 10 cts. 

1470 Kochia, or Mexican Fire Bush 

This is one of the most useful and beautiful hedge plants that 
we know of. Its rapid-growing qualities make it a great favorite 
wherever it is grown. All through the sunrimer months it is a rich 
green color and the globe-shaped or pyramidal bushes are made up 
of finely cut leaves and stems. It is very efi^ective in its proper place 
and is strongly recommended. In the early autumn after the first 
cold nights its color will change to a rich carmine, hence its name, 
Mexican Fire Bush, or Burning Bush. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 10 cts., 
y20z. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., lb. $3.50. 


Larkspur, or Delphinium 

The Larkspur is one of the most charming flowers for general pur- 
poses. The flowers grow on long stems and somewhat resemble im- 
mense hyacinths, the colors being very much the same as that flower. 
The Giant Hyacinth type as offered below is the best of the annual 
varieties, and the Belladonna is the leader of the perennials. 


1475 Giant Hyacinth-flowered. Dark blue $0 05 $0 25 

1476 Giant Hyacinth-flowered. Light blue : 05 25 

1477 Giant Hyacinth-flowered. Mixed 05 25 

1478 Empress, Mixed 05 25 


1480 Belladonna. Everblooming hardy Larkspur. Bears ex- Pkt. 

quisite, turquoise-blue flowers in profusion $0 20 

1481 Giant Double Hybrids 05 

Lobelia hardy annual 

A dwarf-growing plant bearing blue-and-white flowers profusely. 
They are particularly useful for hanging-baskets, or for border work. 


Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1485 Crystal. Rich blue SO 10 $0 25 $1 50 

1486 Emperor William. Dwarf; light blue 05 25 

1487 Mixed Colors 05 15 50 


1490 Speciosa, Crystal Palace. Deep blue $0 05 $0 25 

1491 Gracilis. Mixed , 05 25 

1492 Prima Donna. Velvety crimson 10 25 

1493 Royal Blue. Purple, with white eye 10 25 

1494 White Gem. Pure white 10 25 

1495 Mixed Colors 05 20 

Love-in-a-IMist, or Migella 


A very quaint and interesting flower, rather compact in growth 
and surrounded by feathery foliage from which it takes its name. 
The flower is a beautiful sky-blue and the height of the plant about 
18 inches. 

1500 Miss Jekyll. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. 50 cts. 



Stokes Seed Farms Qdmpany, Moorestown,Ne^ Jersey 


African Marigolds 

Marigold hardy annual 

One of the most decorative annuals we have. The flowers are of 
the brightest rich golden yellow, in shades differing from any other 
flower that we know of. 

"The Marigold, that goes to bed with the sun and with him rises 


1505 Gold-striped. Double; dwarf; brownish red, striped golden 

yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

1506 Legion of Honor. Charming, compact, little bushes 6 inches 

high. Flowers single, golden yellow, with large spots of crim- 
son velvet. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

1507 Gold Ring. This charming variety is a fine match to the old 

Legion of Honor in growth, height and free-flowering qual- 
ities. In color it is dark, velvety brown, each petal gracefully 
surrounded with a distinct gold ring. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 
15 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

1508 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 30 cts. 


1509 Eldorado. The finest of the African Marigolds. Flowers 3 to 

4 inches in diameter; perfectly and extremely double. Pkt. 

5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

1510 Mixed Colors, Double. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40c. 

1512 Marvel of Peru, or Four o'Clock 

This is one of the most attractive of the old-fashioned garden 
flowers and unlike the marigold the flowers do not open in the bright 
sunshine, hence its name. The mixture which we offer herewith will 
give the most beautiful shades of white, yellow, and crimson. Pkt. 
5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

1515 Matricaria, or Feverfew 


An attractive plant producing double, pure white flowers which' 
are excellent for cutting or for border decoration. Height 1 foot. Pkt. 
10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. 30 cts. 


Mignonette hardy annual 

An unassuming flower which is very valuable for cutting purposes 
to be mixed with more decorative blossoms. Its delicate odor is verj' 
much in its favor. Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

MimuluS tender perennial 

1520 Moschatus, or Musk Plant. Fine for hanging-baskets; 

small yellow flowers; the foliage has a strong odor of musk. 
Pkt. 15 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts., oz. $4. 

1521 Tigrinus, or Monkey Flower. Striped and spotted varieties. 

Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. $2. 

1525 Momordica, or Balsam Apple 

tender annual climber 

An attractive vine with ornamental foliage growing about 12 feet 
in height. The large yellow fruit is very showy. Pkt. 5 cts., trade 
pkt. 15 cts., oz. 30 cts. 


Moonvine, or Ipomoea 


An attractive climbing plant bearing pure white flowers which 
open late in the evening. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts., oz. 50 cts. 



One of the most charming of the old-fashioned flowers. Of easy 
culture and rapid growth. The flowers open early in the morning 
and remain open most of the day, having a wide range of color. 
1530 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 




^ §TOKES' gTANDARD §^EEDS^^/^^ (jARDEN olqc/ FARJvI 



This is among our nio'st popular garden flowers. Its very general use is, no doubt, due to its adaptability to almost any conditions 
and also to the beauty of its flowers and of its leaves. We offer a wide range of varieties both in dwarf and climbing sorts. Cjur mixtures 
are also made up of the very best there is. 


These grow 12 inches in height, and will always be favorites for the 
reason that they stand any amount of heat and drought, growing vigorously 
and flowering freely, especially in poor soil. Pkt. Oz. 

1531 Chameleon. Splashed colors $0 05 $0 15 

1532 Empress of India. Deep crimson; fine dark foliage 05 15 

1533 Golden King. Golden yellow leaves and flowers 05 15 

1534 King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 05 15 

1535 Lilliput Mixed. Mixed colors 05 15 

1536 Pearl. Cream-white 05 15 

1537 Yellow 05 15 

1538 Mixed Colors }ilh. 30 cts., lb. 80 cts.. . 05 15 



1540 Chameleon. Various colors $0 05 

1541 Dark Crimson 05 

1542 King Theodore. Black 05 

1543 Pearl. Cream-white 05 

1544 Scarlet 05 

1545 Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved 05 

1546 Yellow 05 

1547 Mixed Colors 05 

1548 Madame Gunther's Hybrids 05 


$0 25 

50 75 



A very ornamental plant having handsome foliage^ and very fragrant 
flowers. The Afl^nis is one of the most popular varieties and is of a ptire 
white color. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 60 cts. 

Pansy hardy biennial 

There is perhaps more dignity to a Pansy than to any flower in its class, 
and early spring blooms are always a joy to the keeper of the garden. Seed 
sown under glass in the late winter will produce flowering plants the following 
spring. Pansies need a rather rich soil and for the best results should be kept 
well watered. We give below some of the finest named sorts and at the 
bottom of the list some very attractive mixtures. Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1555 Adonis. Light blue $0 15 SO 40 $2 00 

1556 Golden Queen. Rich yello\v 15 40 4 00 

1557 Lord Beaconsfield. Deep violet 15 25 

1558 Red Victoria 15 40 

1559 Snow Queen 15 40 

1560 President Carnot. White with violet blotches.. . 15 40 

1561 King of the Blacks 15 40 

1562 Mme. Ferret. Pink and rose 15 40 

1563 Masterpiece. Giant double; mixed colors 15 40 

1564 S. S. Exhibition Mixture. Mixed colors 15 40 

1 50 
4 00 
4 00 


Passion Flower 

The most attractive of all outdoor climbing plants 
a deep blue color. 
1568 Caerulea. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts. 


The flowers are of 

Tyfie of S. S. Exhibition Pansy 


Bed of Hardy Phlox 


A very decorative and easily raised flower and one of the most 
popular of all the annuals, having a wide range of color and giving a 
continuous bloom for several months. 


The large-flowering sorts may be had in the following colors: 

1570 White 

1571 Crimson 

1572 Rose 

1573 Lilac 

1574 Mixed Colors 

1575 Star of Quedlinburg. 


.SO 10 

Dwarf 10 

T. pkt. 
SO 25 


SI 25 

1 25 

1 25 

1 25 

1 25 

1 25 


1578 Decussata. 


25 1 25 

Periwinkle, or Vinca 

PINKS. See Dianthus 

Portulaca, or Moss Rose 

A brilliant flowering plant of low growth, flourishing under ordinary 
conditions although thriving best in sunny situations and on light 

Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1590 Single Mixed Colors $0 10 $0 15 SO 45 

1591 Double Mixed Colors 15 60 2 00 

A desirable ornamental flower for beds and borders. Pkt. T. pkt, 

1708 Rose $0 10 $0 25 i 

1709 White 10 25 

1710 Mixed Colors 10 25 

Petunia hardy annual 

For outdoor decoration or house culture few plants are equal to 
this one. They commence to bloom early and continue in that con- 
dition all through the summer. A rich soil and a sunny location are 


Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

1580 Adonis $0 10 $0 25 SO 75 

1581 Fimbriata 10 25 75 

1582 Giants of California 10 40 


1585 Inimitable. Cherry-red with white center 10 25 75 

1586 Snowball 10 25 75 

1587 Mixed Colors 10 25 75 

1589 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 25 cts., uade pkt. 40 cts. 

Single Large-flowered Petunia 


Stokes * Standard Seeds^ ^^j^ Garden Y^^^^^ 

Burbank' s San(a Rosa Poppies 

Hardy Annual Poppies 


1595 Umbrosum. Vermilion with black spots Pkt. T. pkt. 

on each petal SO 05 $0 10 

1596 Fire Dragon. Deep scarlet with black spots 

margined white 05 10 

1597 Bride. Pure white 05 10 

1598 Santa Rosa. A mixture of blue, lavender 

and salmon 05 10 

1599 Shirley. A mixture of salmon, scarlet, car- 

mine, white and white with carmine 05 10 

1600 Mixed Colors 05 10 


1605 White Swan $0 05 

1606 Mikado. White tipped with scarlet 05 

1607 Carnation-flowered. Mixed colors; double 05 

1608 French Ranunculus-flowered. Scarlet and pink. 05 

Hardy Perennial Poppies p,^^ 

1610 Oriental. Scarlet with black blotch $0 10 

1611 Oriental Hybrids. Mixed colors 10 

1612 Iceland. Very fragrant; colors ranging from white 

to rich crimson 10 

SO 40 





$0 25 

T. pkt. 

$0 30 


1650 Primula, or Chinese Primrose 


For winter decoration the Primula is unsurpassed. It does especi- 
ally well in a cool room and should be kept away from warm sun- 
shine. Mixed. Pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. $1. 

Pyrethrum hardy perennial 

Very ornamental; both foliage and flowers well adapted for bedding 
and borders. 

1655 Parthenifolium aureum. Rose and Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

white $0 10 $0 20 $0 40 

1656 Roseum. Rose and crimson 10 25 1 25 


Rudbeckia, or Golden Glow 

A free-flowering plant growing about 2 feet high and producing an 
abundance of bright yellow flowers very desirable for bedding pur- 

1658 Newmanii. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 20 cts. 

Salvia, or Scarlet Sage hardy annual 

Perhaps the most highly prized of all bedding plants, blooming 
profusely through July, August, and September. It is particularly 
well adapted for edging canna beds, etc. See page 53 for plants. 

1660 Bonfire or Clara Bedman. Brilliant Pkt. T. pkt. Oz. 

scarlet $0 10 $0 25 $2 00 

1661 Splendens. True Scarlet Sage 10 25 2 00 

1662 Patens. Deep blue 15 50 

1663 Farinacea. Silver Sage 10 25 2 00 

Salpiglossis annual 

We cannot speak too highly of this beautiful flower. Its delicate 
colors range through most of the rainbow shades and are very 

1668 Mixed Colors. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 

Salvia Bonfire 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 


Scabiosa, or Mourning Bride 


A desirable border plant producing large, double flowers in great 
profusion in shades of white, carmine, lilac, maroon, etc. Excellent 
for cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

1675 Scarlet Runner Beans 


One of the most attractive of the ornamental climbers, bearing 
pods and blossoms of a rich scarlet color. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Schizanthus, or Butterfly Flower 


A plant extremely easy to grow and a very continuous bloomer. 
Its colors are mixed — yellow, violet, white, etc., making a wonder- 
fully attractive plant, growing 1 foot in height. Pkt. 15 cts., trade 
pkt. 25 cts. 

1680 Sensitive Plant 

A very curious and interesting plant with pink flowers. The 
leaves close instantly on being touched. Pkt. 5 cts., trade pkt 
15 cts. 

1683 Smilax tender perennial climber 

A delicate indoor climber running 6 or more feet in height and 
very useful for decoration. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

SINAPDRAOON. See Antirrhinum 

Spencer Sweet Peas 

Sweet Williams 

Sweet Peas 

We have divided the Sweet Peas into two classes, the Spencer Sweet 
Peas, which are larger and more delicate than the old standards, 
and selected named varieties. 


Pkt. Oz. yi\h. Lb. 

1615 Primrose Spencer $0 10 $0 35 SI 00 S3 50 

1616 Duplex Spencer. Cream-pink... 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1617 Countess Spencer. Silvery white, 

sufi'used soft rose-pink 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1618 Asta Ohn. Soft lavender 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1619 Othello Spencer. Maroon 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1620 Aurora Spencer. Orange-rose on 

white _ 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1621 Marie Corelli. Wings rose-crim- 

son, standard cherry-red 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1622 Helen Lewis. Rich crimson-orange 10 35 1 00 3 50 

1624 Mixed Spencers 10 35 1 00 3 50 


Pkt. Oz. Mlb. Lb. 

1625 Black Knight. Dark maroon. .. SO 05 $0 20 SO 50 SI 50 

1626 Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. . . 05 20 50 1 50 

1627 Dorothy Eckford. White 05 20 50 1 50 

1628 Frank Dolby. Pale blue 05 20 50 1 50 

1629 Captain of the Blues. Deep blue. 05 20 50 1 50 

1630 Gladys Unwin. Pale rose 05 20 50 1 50 

1631 King Edward VII. Scarlet 05 20 50 1 50 

1632 Lady Grisel Hamilton. Lavender 05 20 50 1 50 

1633 Nora Unwin. Giant white 05 20 50 1 50 

1644 Queen Alexandra. Giant scarlet.. 05 20 50 1 50 

1 645 Stokes' Standard Sweet Pea Mix- 

ture 05 20 50 1 50 

Stocks, or Gilliflower hardy annual 

These charming plants are among the most popular for all purposes. 
They are easily grown and add a charm to any garden. 

1689 Purple 

1690 Yellow 

1691 Mixed Colors 

1685 Bright Red 

1686 Light Blue 

1687 Pink 

1688 White 

Pkt. 6 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.50 


1695 Beauty of Nice. Pink. I 1697 Crimson King. 

1696 Queen Alexandra. Deli- 1698 Blanche Superb. W hite. 

cate rosy lilac. , 1699 White Lady. Ne« . 

Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts., oz. $3 

1665 Stokesia hardy perennial 

A double perennial somewhat resembling the cornflower aster. It 
was originated by an Englishman named Stokes and named in his 
honor. Pkt. 25 cts., trade pkt. 50 cts., oz. $2. 

Sweet William hardy annual 

The varieties offered below are great improvements over the old- 
fashioned favorites and will prove a valuable acquisition to anv garden 

- ■ Oz. 

$0 25 

Pkt T. pkt- 

1702 Single, Mixed Colors $0 10 SO 15 

1705 Double, Mixed Colors 10 25 



Viola, or Tufted Pansies hardy perennial 

A decorative plant of the highest order resembling pansies very 
much in shape, color and form but being slightly smaller and more 
prolific in their growth. They are a cross between the violet and the 

Mixed Colors. Pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. $2.50. 

Verbena half-hardy perennial 

The Verbena has a charm of its own and is useful for all purposes, 
being particularly desirable for potting or window-boxes as well as 
for the usual outdoor garden uses. The mammoth varieties offered 
herewith are unexcelled. j-^^.^ 

1720 White $0 10 $0 20 $0 75 $1 50 

1721 Scarlet 10 20 75 1 50 

1722 Pink 10 20 75 1 50 

1723 Purple 10 20 75 1 50 

1724 Mixed Colors " 10 20 60 1 00 


A sweet-scented variety with light green leaves used extensively 
for bouquets. Pkt. 10 cts., }4oz. 50 cts., oz. $1. 


yf}<^ beautiful simplicity of the Violet has always been emblematic 
of faithfulness and it finds a place everywhere. p^^^ -j- pj^^ 

1728 White $0 10 $0 30 

1729 Blue 10 30 

A sweet-scented flower of many colors; useful in borders or in 


$0 15 



1730 Mixed Colors, Double 

1731 Mixed Colors, Single. 

T pkt 
$0 50 

$1 30 



For decorative effects in gardens the Zinnia is almost without 
a rival. It is very much like the dwarf dahlia in form, having a wide 
range of colors. It is exceptionally hardy and will stand light frosts 
without showing any eftects whatever. 

1735 Scarlet. 

1736 Orange 

1737 White 


1738 Canary 

1739 Lilac 

1740 Mixed Colors 


1743 Curled and Crested 1744 Mixed Colors 

Pkt. 10 cts., 11/2 oz. 25 cts., oz. 50 cts. 

1747 Wistaria hardy perennial CLIMBER 

One of the most beautiful climbing vines for arbors and sides of 
buildings. When once established it will grow almost indefinitely 
and the beautiful lavender blooms are charming in the early spring 
days. Pkt. 10 cts., i^oz. 75 cts., oz. $1.50. 

1750 Wild Flower-Garden Mixture 

This mixture is not made up of wild flowers but is a combination 
of a great many varieties which are listed in this catalogue. We have 
always found a great demand for a mixture of this kind, for there is 
always an element of uncertainty about the final outcome. Pkt. 
10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 



On the inside front cover of this seed catalogue we offer a small collection of flowers free to all 
whose order is over 50 cts. To those of you who have space for only a limited number of annuals 
we would suggest this collection along with the others of your choosing. When purchased 
alone, the price is 25 cts. 




We are prepared to offer the following bedding plants which will be ready for shipment on or about the fifteenth of April. As 
in the case of the Hardy Perennial Flowers, we prefer sending these by express, although smaller orders may go out by parcel 
post in which case 2 cents each per plant should be added for postage. 

2010 GERANIUM, Beaute Poitevine. Pink. May to Novem- 
ber. 15 cts. each, SI. 50 per doz. 

2000 BEGONIA (Fibrous-rooted) semperflorens, Vernon. 

Pink. June to October. 15 cts. each, SI. 50 per doz. 
2005 Semperflorens gracilis luminosa. Scarlet. June to 
October. 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. 


A. Nutt. Red. 
$1.50 per doz. 

June to November. 15 cts. each. 


Bed of Geraniums 

Geranium, La 

White. June to 
November. 15 
cts. each, SI. 50 
per doz. 
2040 PANSY, English 
M i X t u r e . 
Mixed colors. 
5 cts. per plant, 

50 cts. per doz., 
S1.50 for 50. 
See page 49 for 

SAGE (Salvia), 
Clara Bedman 
or Bonfire. 

Scarlet. Julj- 
Sept. Height 2 
feet. Probably 
the most com- 
monlyusedof all 
bedding plants. 
Plants, 10c. ea., 
for 50. See page 

5 1 for seed. 


The returning charm of the hardy garden is recognized by everyone 


The charm of the permanent hardy garden is recognized by everyone, for there is a real joy in seeing the old friends come bacl: 
year after year and ever more beautiful. In order to bring quicker results for your gardens, we have established a perennial-plant 
department and offer the following for which all delivery charges are prepaid on orders of $1 or more. On smaller orders, ■ extra 
postage should be added at the rate of 2 cents for each plant. Alt.'iough orders will be accepted any time during the season, ship)- 
ment will probably not be made until on or about the first of April. 

1760 ACHILLEA (Yarrow), The Pearl. Pure white. June- 
August. Height 2 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3 
plants, $1.50 per doz. 

1770 ALYSSUM, Basket of Cold. Deep yellow, blooming In 
May and June. Height 1 foot. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. 
for 3, $1.50 per doz. See page 41 for seeds. 

1790 AQUILEGIA (Columbine) Hybrids. Mixed colors. 

June and July. Height 2 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. 
for 3, $1 .50 per doz. See page 44 for seeds. Listed as 

1800 ARABIS (Rock Cress) alpina. Pure white. June-August. 

6 inches. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 per doz. 
1820 COREOPSIS. Yellow. Jun^August. 18 inches. 15 cts. 

per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 per doz. 
1850 DIGITALIS (Foxglove) monstrosa. Height 3 feet. 15c. 

per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 per doz. See page 45 for 


1860 GAILLARDIA grandiflora, Mixed. Mixed colors. June- 
October. 2 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 
per doz. 

1870 GYPSOPHILA (Baby's Breath) paniculata. White. 

July, August. 2 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, 

$1.50 per doz. See page 46 for seeds. 
1890 LYCHNIS (Jerusalem Cross), White Campion. Jun^ 

August. 3 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 

per doz. 

1910 SWEET WILLIAM, Mixed Colors. June-August. Height 
2 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 per doz. See 
page 52 for seeds. 

1885 HOLLYHOCK, Mixed Colors, Double. August and 
Sept. 6 feet. 15 cts. per plant, 40 cts. for 3, $1.50 per 
doz. See page 47 for seeds. 

Planting of Hollyhocks 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, MooRES town. New Jersey 


Almost every garden-owner appreciates the value of the summer-flowering bulbs, for among them are to be found some of our 
most beautiful flowers. The rather select list which we ofl^er herewith is composed of the very choicest varieties of the different 
classes of bulbs. Cannas, Dahlias, and Gladioli have been wonderfully developed during the past ten years, and the revised 
list which we offer herewith includes manj^ of the very finest types. 



Patrie. 4 feet. Fine flowers of intense light crimson; 

good for massing. 
Kate F. Deemer. Deep yellow. 43^ feet. 
Pillar of Fire. 4 feet. Brilliant yellow and red. 


Wyoming. 7 feet. Orange-colored; true orchid- 
shaped. Extra-large flowers. 

Uncle Sam. 6 feet. Bright, rich red flowers; petals 
2}/^ to 3 inches broad. 

Black Prince. 5 feet. Maroon. Splendid plant, with rich green 

King Humbert. 4 feet. Orange-scarlet, streaked with crimson. 

Very large flowers. 
Wabash. 4 feet. Carmine, with bronze leaves. 

Ced of Cannas with Coleus border 

Alsace. 4 feet. Nearest approach to pure white. 
Gladiator. 5 feet. Yellow, spotted with red; fine green foliage. 
J. W. Fahnline. 4J^ feet. Primrose-gold. 

Golden Gate. 4 feet. Rich golden yellow. Very desirable 

for bedding. 



Admiral Dewey. Brilliant imperial purple flowers of fine form, 

and extra-large size. 
C. W. Bruton. Fine canary-yellow; immense size; perfect form.. 
Mrs. Winters. Large, finely formed, snow-white flowers. 
Delice. Lovely shade of pink; large, perfectly formed flowers. 


John Thorpe. Large; soft rich pink. 
Princess Bonnie. Fine; large; white. 
Lemon Beauty. Large; soft shade of lemon-yellow. 
Red Hussar. Intense scarlet-crimson; the best of its color and 
very popular. 

Cactus Dahlia 


Coronation. By far the best red 
Cactus Dahlia for garden purposes. 
The plant is dwarf, branching, and 
continually covered with crimson- 
scarlet flowers. 

Uncle Tom. The best black Cactus; 
jet-black, passing to maroon, with 
a glistening sheen. Large flowers. 

Kriemhilde. Brilliant pink, shading 
lighter to the center. 

Winsome. A fine creamy white; of 
good size and perfect form. 

Prices of the above Dahlias, 20 cts. each, 
$2 per doz., postpaid 

Special Dahlia Mixture 

A beautiful mixture of many of the 
leading varieties. Grown by us at 
Windermoor. Price, $1.50 per doz., 
$10 per 100, by express. 


Show Dahlia 

_ Stokes^ gxANDARg Seeds ^^/^j^ Qarden a^c/ Farm 


America. Spikes 2 to 3 feet long, with good-sized flowers of soft lavender-pink, almost a 
tinted white. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz., $5 per 100. 

Augusta. Lovely pure white with blue anthers; strong, straight spikes, often having two 
or three branches. 4 cts. each, 40 cts. per doz., $2.50 per 100. 

Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet. An old variety, but planted on account of brilliant 
color. 3 cts. each, 25 cts. per doz., $1.75 per 100. 

Baron J. Hulot. A rich purple. 4 cts. each, 40 cts. per doz., $2.50 per 100. 


Windermoor Mixture No. 1. A very choice strain of grand flowering sorts, mostly light 
shades, very few reds or purples. 5 cts. each, 30 cts. per doz., postpaid; by express, SI. 50 
per 100, $12 per 1.000. 

Windermoor Mixture No. 2. Same as above but smaller bulbs. 5 cts. each, 25 cts. per 
doz., postpaid; by express, $1 per 100, $8 per 1,000. 

Mixed Gladioli 

The bulbs and roots 
listed on these two 
pages should be taken 
up in the fall and kept 
until the following 

CALADIUM (Elephant's Ear) 

A very eff^ective plant, and suitable either for a single plant on 
the lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often 
attaining the length of 3 feet by 20 inches wide. First size, 10 cts. 
each, $1 per doz.; second size, 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz., post- 
paid; extra-large bulbs, too large to mail, 25 cts. each, $2.50 per 
doz., by express. 


The Tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of 
our summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuously through- 
out the summer. Planted either in the rockery or flower-border, 
they rival the rose with their rich and varied colors. Give a 
location shaded from midday sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. 10 cts. 
each, 25 cts. for 3, 80 cts. per doz., postpaid; by express, $5 
per 100. 

Single. Choice Mixed. 7 cts. each, 60 cts. per doz., postpaid; by 

express, $4 per 100. 
Double. Choice Mixed. 12 cts. each, 60 cts. for 6, $1 per doz., 


Caladium esculentum {Elephant's Ear) 

Tuberous-rooted Begonias 


The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an 
unbroken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as 
they bloom in a very short time after planting, furnish a 
neat and attractive border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 
50 cts. per 100, postpaid. 

GLOXINIA, Large-Flowered 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in great pro- 
fusion beautiful flowers of the richest and most beautiful 
colors. They succeed best in sandy loam and peat, and 
require a moist heat. After blooming, dry off gradually, let 
the bulb remain in the pot without water, and keep in a warm 
place until they show signs of starting again. Good, strong 
bulbs. Fine mixture, 10 cts. each, $1 per doz., $6 per 100, 


Excelsior Pearl. We off"er choice, large-flowering bulbs at 5 
cts. each, 6 for 20 cts., 35 cts. per doz., 70 cts. for 25, $2.50 
per 100, by mail, postpaid; by express, 25 cts. per doz., 
40 cts. for 25, $1.25 per 100. Largest-size, selected bulbs, 
5 cts. each, 6 for 25 cts., 50 cts. per doz., $3 per 100, post- 
paid; by express, purchaser to pay charges, largest-size, 
selected bulbs, $1.75 per 100, $3.25 for 200, $15 per 1.000. 


I Stokes Seed Farms Qdmpaky, MqQRes town, New Jersey | 


Big yields per acre is the key to successful clover crops 

We are listing below only a limited number of the best varieties of farm seeds, believing that special care with a few standard 
varieties accomplishes more than endeavoring to carry a large number of varieties under each family. Undoubtedly one of the most 
important factors in producing a crop which its owner may be proud of is the care with which he chooses varieties and stocks of 
farm seeds. Boys' corn clubs and other experiments have fully demonstrated that extra care in selecting seed corn will materially 
pay for itself many times over by the increased yield. The old adage "Grow two blades of grass where one grew before" has never 
beeii so important to farmers as it is at the present time. With more intensive cultivation and less acreage to cultivate, we must all 
realize that to make profitable returns from our farm we must increase our yield per acre. One of the easiest and by far the least 
expensive method is to either raise or buy seed having a pedigree, or, in other words, seed bred and selected to ideal type and for 
increased yield. Many farmers cannot afford to take the time personally to select and breed farm seeds so that they wUI be assured 
of this increase in yield. However, there is not nearly enough of such work being carried out. If it is too much trouble for the average 
farmer, or he has not equipment suited for this work, the next best policy is to buy his farm seeds from men who are making plant- 
improvement work their sole aim in life. We have not been raising farm seeds long enough to show great improvements, but we do 
know that the farm seed which we offer here is grown from the best stocks which it is possible to procure, and selection work even 
at this time will, undoubtedly, show superior types and yields. Another important phase in buying farm seeds, especially clovers 
and timothy, is the testing of the seed for weed seeds and other material. Clean seeci means a clean farm. The demand for seed of 
high germination and purity is increasing year after year, and we feel that the future of this line of work is of the utmost importance. 
We do not believe in over-estimating the character of our farm seeds at the present time, but want our customers to realize that we 
are endeavoring to accomplish something with them along this line of work. 


Medium Red Clover 

Red Clover is used extensively as a hay and pasture crop and 
is often made into a soiling crop also. Of course it is a nitrogen- 
gathering plant and this phase of its importance should never 
be overlooked by farmers. After it has been cut for hay, and 
the stubble turned under, an increased yield for the succeeding 
crop is practically assured. Wherever corn is successfully grown, 
results with Red Clover are practically assured. Damp, wet, 
mucky soil, however, is not suited for its cultivation. A lime- 
stone soil with a clay subsoil makes the very best possible land 
for Red Clover. It always does better where the soil has been 
sweetened by lime. Sow at the rate of eight to. fourteen pounds 
to the acre, depending on the character of the soil and what 
the crop is to be used for. Prices fluctuate so continually that 
it will be necessary to write for prices, stating quantity desired. 

IMammoth Red Clover 

For the northern states where only one crop of Clover is 
possible, the Mammoth variety is often preferred, as the yield 
IS much heavier. It matures about two weeks later than the 
Medium Red. For pasture purposes it is much preferred over 
the above variety. 

Alfalfa Amerlcan-Grown 

Alfalfa, or Lucerne, is coming into prominence more year after 
year in spite of the many reported "failures" with this crop. 
Farmers expecting to sow Alfalfa should bear in mind four 
factors, any one of which, if it is omitted, will oftentimes mean 
an unsuccessful stand. These four factors are a sweet soil, a 
soil free from weeds and weed seed, well-drained land, and 
inoculation. A little added expense in order to get these four 
conditions will be fully paid for by the stand procured. A sweet 
soil is easily obtained by liming. The land which you propose 
to put in with Alfalfa should be preceded by a cultivated crop, 
or worked over with a spring-tooth or spike-tooth harrow for 
several weeks before the seed is sown. This is to check the 
growth of weeds and to have the land absolutely free from a 
heavy growth of weeds which will drown out the young Alfalfa 
plants. Inoculation is easily secured either by applying soil at 
the rate of 200 to 300 pounds to the acre from a field where 
Alfalfa has been grown, or by inoculating the seed with the 
Farmogerm preparation. The protein feeding value of Alfalfa 
must never be overlooked by dairymen. It nas demonstrated 
its feeding value for milch cows many years ago. From three to 
four cuttings can be secured in practically every case, making 
the gross yield by the acre much over ordinary clover or timothy. 
From fifteen to twenty-five pounds of seed to the acre is sufficient 
on practically all types of soil. Write for prices. 


Alfalfa in the hill country 

Grimm Alfalfa 

In recent years there has been a tendency to get varieties 
which are more drought-resistant and which have roots spreading 
over the soil rather than phinting a tap-rooted variety. Grimm 
Alfalfa is, perhaps, the best known and the most satisfactory va- 
riety so far introduced. From results thus far procured with this 
variety it is destined to become very popular in this section of 
the United States. A stand is very easily secured and yields 
are very large. Seed, however, is extremely scarce so far and 
necessarily rather high in price. However it is, perhaps, well 
wortli the extra money. Write for prices. 


Alsike may be grown alone with other grasses or with Medium 
or Mammoth Red Clover. It is one of the hardiest clovers and 
can be sown early in the spring. It is also more liable to with- 
stand the freezing winter weather, as it has an extremely fibrous 
foot-system. In some sections where Red Clover cannot be 

grown, Alsike is rapidly taking its place. As the seed is very small 
it should not be covered too deeply. Sow from six to ten pounds 
of seed to the acre. For pasture purposes it is mostly sown with 
timothy, orchard, or Kentucky blue grass or red clover. Alsike 
hay contains somewhat more feeding value than the ordinary 
clover. It is also hardier and should be used more generally. 
Write for prices. 

Crimson or Scarlet Clover 

Crimson Clover is, perhaps, the best soil-builder in the entire 
list. It is especially beneficial, because it may be sown during 
the summer and plowed under the next spring before the plant- 
ing of some other crop. It is a nitrogen-gathering plant and the 
crop-yields after it are always materially increased. Farmers 
who are anxious to improve the fertility of their soil should 
always make a practice of having at least one field in with this 
crop each year. One of the best methods is to sow the seed at 
the last cultivation of corn, covering it with a fine-tooth culti- 
vator and sowing at the rate of ten to fifteen pounds to the 
acre. Write for prices. 


Timothy is the most widely grown grass for the regular hay crop. Its popularity is the best evidence for its usefulness. It is 
■very easy to grow and everybody knows the value of Timothy hay. It is adapted to nearly all types of soil, and produces yields of 
hay varying according to the fertility of the soil and general conditions. Timothy should be re-seeded after the second year, as the 
largest yields are produced the first and second years. Grown in a four- or five-year crop rotation this practice of re-seeding every 
:second year is easily accomplished. It should be sown fifteen pounds to the acre alone, or when seeded with clover eight to twelve 
jpounds, with four to five pounds of red clover. The low cost of Timothy seed often makes the unscrupulous seedsman use a lower 
.grade of seed, but the best seed is always the cheapest in the end. \\'rite for prices. 



Farmogerm is a pure culture or growth of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that have been selected and bred up, to transform 
nitrogen from the air into soluble nitrates in the soil. These bacteria are grown in a jelly, or food, in which they remain active 
for a long period of time and are sent out in bottles which admit the necessary supply of pure air. 


Every farmer and dairyman realizes the immense value of alfalfa to any farm, and, by the use of Farmogerm, alfalfa 
has been successfully grown on soils that had previously been considered as unable to produce this valuable crop. Care must 
be exercised, however, to carefully fulfil all the conditions that are required by the crop, and also to treat the seed carefully 
according to the directions which are given on every package, in order that you may obtain the best results. An increase of 
200 per cent to 400 per cent is not uncommon from seed treated with Farmogerm over that which is not treated. If your clover 
or alfalfa germinates and grows a few inches in height, and then turns yellow and refuses to develop further, it is almost positive 
evidence that your soil is lacking in bacteria, and Farmogerm will fill this deficit. Separate cultures are prepared for different 
crops, so that in ordering be sure and mention for which crop the culture is wanted. 

Farmogerm is of no value to the ordinary garden crops, such as beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, etc.; it applies only to 
the leguminous crops, that is, those which bear pods. 

( Garden size, for Peas, Beans, Sweet Peas. 50 cts. per bottle. 
PRICE-LIST j Field size, for Alfalfa, Red Clover, Alsike Clover, Crimson Clover, Vetch, Peas, Beans, Cowpeas, Soja Beans. 
( One-acre size of each, $2. Five-acre size of each, $9. 


Cow peas 

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There is no surer or cheaper method of improving 
the soil than by using legumes. Cowpeas should be 
used more extensively for supplying humus and in- 
creasing soil fertihty. They are especially adapted to 
the southern half of the country, where the growing 
season is quite long; but in the latitude of New Jersey 
their use is becoming more and more common. Sow 
about one to one and a half bushels to the acre, about 
June 5 to 10, for a soihng crop. The Whippoorwill 
variety is, perhaps, the most common, but some prefer 
other varieties which we are able to supply. Write for 

Dwarf Essex Rape 

For those desiring a quick, heavy crop for their sheep or hogs to graze on. Rape should be the first choice. 
It is an extremely heavy yielder, and will pasture fifteen to twenty hogs on an acre. It is best suited to rich, 
moist, loamy soil and does not do so well on light, sandy soil or a heavy clay. Seed may be sown from the first 
of May until the last of July, depending on whether summer or fall pasturing is desired. Three to five pounds of 
seed are required to the acre. It should be sown in drills, permitting space for cultivation between rows. It is 
often sown at the last cultivation of corn, and makes a splendid fall feed for sheep and swine when planted in this 
waj^ It will mature in eight to ten weeks from date of seeding. One precaution should be not to allow animals 
too much at first, but after they become used to it they may be left in the field for a longer period. It is also 
better not to pasture sheep, cattle or swine on it when it is very wet, as it often makes sores come on the mouths 
of the animals. Write for prices. 

Sand or Hairy Vetch 

Hairy VetchJ or, as it is sometimes called, Winter Vetch, is one of the 
very best annuals for soil-improvement and for stock-feeding. It is often 
sown with rye, which enables the Vetch plants to produce a better yield and 
it keeps them up off the ground. It is especially suited to a sandy soil, and 
the soil should be well drained. It should be sown from the middle of 
August to the first of October or in the spring from April until the middle 
of May. One to one and a half bushels of seed to the acre makes the best 
stand. When sown with rye, wheat or oats, the proportion should be one 
bushel of Vetch to one bushel of any one of the other grains. Vetch seed 
should be inoculated with Farmogerm on poor soil where it has not been 
previously grown. If it is used for hay it should be cut when the pods are 
about half formed, or if used for green feed it should be cut when the 
blossoms are about in full bloom. Write for prices. 

Soja or Soy Beans 

This is also an excellent crop for soil-improvement work, and supplies 
a large amount of green material to turn under for humus. It is also used in 
many sections for hay crops and when properly cured makes a very palatable 
feed. Soy Beans will mature somewhat quicker than cowpeas and for this 
reason do better in the northern section of the country. Soy Beans are also 
used extensively for a pasture or soiling crop, and sometimes they are cut 
with corn and put in the silo for winter use. Write for prices. 

Crimson Clover and Wirtter Vetch 
Both sown and dug at the same time. 
Note the much heavier growth of Vetch on 
the right. 

Farm seeds require just as much care in purchasing as garden 
seeds. It isn't nearly so much a matter of germination and purity, 
as it is to buy seed which has real inherent strength — seed which 
wiU give you YIELDS. 



Teosinte grows much like corn, but 
the leaves are broader and longer and 
the plant has stalks thinner than the 
average cornstalk. After it is once 
cut it shoots up again and produces 
an excellent second gro^vth. It is used 
mostly for feeding green, but may be 
put in the silo in the same manner as corn. Sow the seed in May or 
June, three pounds to the acre, in rows 4 feet apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., \41b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. By freight or express, lb. 
65 cts., 5 lbs. and over at 60 cts. per lb. 

Swedish Select American-Grown 
Seed Oats 

This variety of Oats is an exceptionally heavy one, weighing from thirty-six 
to forty pounds to the measured bushel. The straw is very coarse and with- 
stands severe winds. The kernels are large, thick and plump, and very light in 
color, producing a handsome appearance on 
the market. The heads are large, upright 
and bushy. The hull of this variety is not 
very thick, which is quite desirable from the 
standpoint of feeding. This variety is also 
exceptionally free from smut and rust and 
can be thoroughly relied upon. Write for 

Select Seed Oats 

Spring Rye 

The grain of Spring Rye is of superior 
quality to the grain of Winter Rye and it is also more productive. It is 
becoming more popular in the Middle West, in many cases is taking the 
place of oats. The straw stands straighter and stronger and grows 6 to 7 
feet high, producing thirty to forty bushels to the acre. Two bushels should 
be sown to the acre. It is adapted to practically all types of soil. Write for 

New Japanese Buckwiieat 

This variety grows kernels much larger than the ordinary varieties, and 
we recommend it as the best Buckwheat on the market. The kernels have a 
rich, dark brown color and produce an excellent grade of flour. The maturity 
of this variety is about two weeks earlier than others, and it is displacing 
many of the older varieties. Write for prices. 


These famous mixtures are well-balanced combinations of a number of native and 
acclimated foreign grasses and clovers, blended so as to produce a permanent, dense and 
deep-rooted turf that will yield, year after year, the maximum quantity of hay, or afford, if 
desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay, under favorable conditions, 
averages three to four tons per acre at the first cutting. After the hay crop is cut the grass com- 
mences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pastt^rage, 
even through dry, summer weather. Both our No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pasture, and 
our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, if properly laid down, will maintain their valu- 
able qualities for twenty years or more, if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure 
and occasionally sprinkled with grass seed. Sow two to three bushels to the acre. 

Price of either mixture, $3.50 per bus., 10 bus. $32. Not prepaid. 


Spring Rye 

The True Learning Type 


Realizing the importance of this department, we are making every possible effort to select and improve our stocks of Seed Corn. 
Corn cultivation is practised in all latitudes and under all conditions, and for a standard crop it is the most trustworthy of all our 
farm crops. The three varieties which we list below are three of the very best in the entire list and will give satisfaction for prac- 
tically every purpose. We feel positively sure that you cannot procure Seed Corn that will give you finer results than these va- 
rieties. All our Seed Corn has 
been selected in the field, where 
we can secure the very best ears 
and ears produced on the most 
healthy and most ideal plants. 
Crib selecting is a thing of the 
past for the up-to-date farmer, . 
and yields from seed selected 
from the crib show that it is a 
very foolish method for any 
farmer to practise. If you do not 
care to trust seedsmen, or men; 
making a specialty of selecting 
Seed Corn, the next best policy 
for you is to select your own crop 
direct from the field, saving only 
the most desirable ears from 
plants of ideal type and free 
from all signs of disease. W e can- 
not urge our customers too 
strongly to make a special effort 
to get Seed Corn which will yield 
them crops that they may be 
proud of. We are spending a 
great deal of time and money in 
order absolutely to guarantee 
our customers against inferior 
Seed Corn by this careful selec- 
tion in the field, and corn-fields 
sown with seed from our selected 
stocks may be depended upon, if 
given proper treatment, to be 
prize-winners in any section of 
the country. 

Progressive planters are getting big results with this comparatively new variety 


^ Stokes* §tandard §eeds ^^/xfj^ Qarden q22<J Farm 


100-Day Bristol Corn 

This Corn originated near Bristol, Pennsylvania, in the large Corn-growing section there. Since its introduction it has spread 
to all parts of the country and has become a favorite wherever tried. It is on the order of a w hite cap yellow dent variety yielding, 
however, larger crops and very uniform ears. The cob is rather small, allowing plenty of room for the development of the kernels. 
The ear is filled out to the end of the cob better than practically any variety of corn. The kernels are also well set together leaving 
no lost space whatever between grains. The stalk of this variety is heavy and coarse in growth, but the ears mature in about 100 
days. The early maturity has been one of the chief factors desired in its development. Farmers desiring to put wheat after Corn 
cannot afford to have a late-maturing variety. 100-Day Bristol, if planted at the proper time, allows plenty of time for taking off 
the Corn crop before the wheat is sown. The kernel of this variety is a light yellow, with a w hite cap. The ears are easily husked 
and are very uniform in size and shape. This variety of Seed Corn is destined to displace many of the older and smaller-yielding 
varieties, and we cannot too strongly recommend 100-Day Bristol to every customer. Qt. 15 cts., Vipk. 40 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.25. 
In lots of 6 bus. or more, $2 per bus. 

Stokes' Eureka Ensilage 

For ensilage purposes we recommend this variety to be the most satisfactory. The stalks grow from 12 to 15 feet in height, bear- 
ing a large number of leaves and a tremendous amount of fibrous material for the silo. The kernels are very closely set and well filled 
out at butt and tip. The ears are large and very heavy. The cobs are of medium size, white in color, and contain deep, well-shaped 
kernels. This variety very frequently grows two ears to the stalk and yields a tremendous amount of ensilage to the acre. Sixty to 
seventy-five tons is not an over-estimate, when soil and season are suited for its development. We have selected and bred this variety 
with the sole purpose of producing Corn for the silo that cannot be surpassed by any. We believe it to be the very best for this 
purpose of the entire list of Seed Corns now planted for silo purposes. If you are not already acquainted with its productiveness we 
should like to have you try some of it along with the variety which you have been using in the past. Qt. 10 Cts., Vzpk. 35 cts., pk. 
60 Cts., bus. $2. In lots of 6 bus. or more, $1.75 per bus. 

Improved Learning 

The Leaming variety, with its various types and improvements, has become the most largely planted of all Field Corns. The 
Leaming seed which we offer, we believe, is the best type of all the different strains, and besides this we have spent a great deal of 
time growing, selecting and harvesting only the best ears from the entire crop. We do not claim it to be perfect, but believe it to 
be developed to as near an ideal type as it is possible to get at the present stage of our improvement work. The ears are of very 
good size, handsome in appearance and exceptionally uniform in length and shape. The cob is medium sized, containing grains of 
a deep orange-color, set closely on the cob. The stalks are medium in size and do not sucker to any extent. Two fair-sized, uniform 

ears are not at all uncommon to a stalk. Leaming is suited to all 
varieties of soil, and matures in from 90 to 100 days. Where special 
care and suitable soil are procurable, 150 bushels to the acre are not at 
all out of the way for this variety. If our customers desire the very best 
Leaming seed which it is possible to breed, we offer this to them with 
confidence that it will not disappoint in any way. The illustration 
gives a very good idea of the shape and general appearance of the 
ears. Qt. IS cts., V2pk. 35 cts., pk. 65 cts., bus. $2. In lots of 6 bus. 
or over, $1.75 per bus. 

Seed Corn ordered in quantities of one-half bushel or over is shipped 
at purchaser's expense. On purchases of one bushel or over, buyer should 
add 25 cts. estra for every two-bushel seamless bag needed to fill the order. 

Eureka Ensilage. The best silo Corn ever bred 

Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey 

Are You Coming to Windermoor This Summer? 

Fireproof seedhouse on Windermoor — home of Stokes' Seeds 


Achillea: 55 

Acroclinium 41 

Ageratum : . 41 

Alfalfa 58, 59 

Alsike 59 

Alyssum 41, 55 

Amaranth, Globe 46 

Amarantus 41 

Ampelopsis 41 

Antirrhinum 41 

Apple, Balsam 48 

Aquilegia 44, 55 

Arabis 55 

Artichoke 6 

Asparagus 6, 41 

Aster 41, 42 

Baby's Breath 46, 55 

Bachelor's Button .43, 44 

Balloon Vine 42 

Balsam 42 

Beans 6, 7 

Beans, Scarlet Runner. 52 

Beans, Sola 60 

Bedding Plants, Annual 54 

Beets 8, 9 

Begonia 42, 54 

Begonias, Tuberous 57 

Bellis 44 

Borecale 21 

Brussels Sprouts 13 

Buckwheat 60 

Bulbs, Summer-flower- 
ing 56, 57 

Butterflv Flower 52 

Cabbage 10, 11 

Caladium 57 

Calceolaria 42 

Calliopsis 42 

Calycanthema 42 

Campanula 42 

Campion, White 55 

Canary-Bird Vine 42 

Candytuft 43 

Cannas 56 

Canterbury Bells 42 

Carnations 43 


Carrots 12 

Castor-Oil Plant 43 

Cathedral Bells 44 

Cauliflower 13 

Celeriac 15 

Celery 14, 15 

Celosia 43 

Centaurea 43, 44 

Chard, Swiss 9 

Cherry, Jerusalem 47 

Chicory ■. . . 20 

Chrysanthemum 44 

Cineraria 44 

Clark ia 44 

Clematis 44 

Clovers 58, 59 

Cobiea 44 

Cockscomb 43 

Coix 46 

Coleus 44 

Collards 20 

Columbine 44, 55 

Coreopsis 42, 55 

Cornflower 43, 44 

Corn Salad 20 

Corn, Seed 62, 63 

Corn, Sweet 16, 17 

Cosmos 44 

Cowpeas 60 

Cress 21 

Cress, Rock 55 

Cucumber 18, 19 

Cucumber, Wild 44 

Cup and Saucer 42 

Cyclamen 44 

Cypress Vine 44 

Dahlias 56 

Daisy, Shasta 44 

Dandelion 20 

Delphinium 47 

Dianthus 45 

Digitalis 45, 55 

Dusty Miller 44 

Eggplant 20 

Elephant's Ear 57 

Endive 21 



Endive, French 20 

Eschscholtzia 45 

Everlasting 41 

Everlasting Flowers . . .45 

Farmogerm 59 

Farm Seed Department 


Feather Grass, Purple. .46 

Ferns 45 

Feverfew 48 

Fire Bush, Mexican.. . .47 

Flower Seeds 41-53 

Forget-me-not 46 

Four-o'Clock 48 

Foxglove 45, 55 

Gaillardia 46, 55 

Geranium 46, 54 

Gilliflower 52 

Gladioli 57 

Gloxinia 46, 57 

Golden Clow 51 

Gourds 46 

Grasses, Ornamental. . .46 

Grass Seed 39 

Gynerium 46 

Gji^sophila 46, 55 

Helianthus 46 

Heliotrope 46 

Hollyhock 47, 55 

Hop, Japanese 47 

Humulus 47 

Ipomcea 48 

Ivy, Boston 41 

Ivy, Kenilworth 47 

Jack-and-t he-Beanstalk 

Vine 47 

Jerusalem Cross 55 

Job's Tears 46 

Kale 21 

Kochia 47 

Kohlrabi. 21 

Kudzu Vine, Japanese. . 47 

Lady Slipper 42 

Larkspur 47 

Leek 21 

Lettuce 22, 23 


Lobelia 47 

Love-in-a-Mist 47 

Lychnis 55 

Mangel-Wurzel 9 

Marigold 48 

Marvel of Peru 48 

Matricaria 48 

Melon, Honey Dew 

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Mignonette 48 

Mimulus 48 

Momordica 48 

Monkey Flower 48 

Moonvine 48 

Morning-Glory 48 

Mourning Bride 52 

Muskmelons 24 

Musk Plant 48 

Mustard 27 

Myosotis 46 

Nasturtium 49 

Nicotiana 49 

Nigella 47 

Oats 60 

Okra 27 

Onions 26, 27 

Oxalis 57 

Pampas Grass 46 

Pansies, Tufted 53 

Pansy 49, 54 

Parsley 30 

Parsnip 30 

Passion Flower 49 

Peas. 28, 29 

Pennisetum 46 

Peppers 31 

Perennial Plants, Hardy. 55 

Periwinkle 50 

Pe-Tsai 11 

Petunia 50 

Phlox 50 

Pinks 45 

Planting Table 40 

Poppies 51 

Poppy, California 45 

Portulaca 50 


Primula 51 

Primrose, Chinese 51 

Pumpkins 30 

Pyrethrum 51 

Radishes 32, 33 

Ragged Robin 43, 44 

Rape 60 

Rhubarb 33 

Rose, Moss 50 

Rudbeckia 51 

Rutabagais 38 

Rye 60 

Sage, Scarlet 51, 54 

Salpiglossis 51 

Salsify 34 

Salvia 51, 54 

Scabiosa 52 

Schizanthus 52 

Sensitive Plant 52 

Smilax 52 

Snapdragon 41 

Soybeans 60 

Squash 34 

Stocks 52 

Stokesia 52 

Sunflower 46 

Sweet Peas 52 

Sweet W illiam 52, 55 

Teosinte 60 

Timothy 59 

Tomato 35-37 

Tuberose 57 

Turnips 38 

Vegetable Seeds 6-38 

Verbena 53 

Vetch, Sand or Hairy. .60 

Vinca 50 

Viola 53 

Violet 53 

Wallflower 53 

Watermelons 25 

Wild Flower-Garden 

Mixture 53 

Wistaria 53 

Yarrow 55 

Zinnia 53 

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A New Introduction of the Most Delicious Quality. Can be Grown Successfully 

by Amateur Growers 

COLORADO has struck more gold. Seldom have we had such keen enjoyment 
over the introduction of a novelty as in this instance. Honey Dew is unique as a 
vegetable introduction. It is a melon nearly the size of a watermelon, having the 
general characteristics of a muskmelon. Its flavor is absolutely superb. We know of 
nothing which has ever tasted sweeter and richer in the whole range of vegetables. This 
is a broad statement, but we mean every word of it. Any of our customers who had the 
privilege of trying this melon on the fruit-stands this past season will agree with us. 
(There were quite a number off^ered on the city markets.) 

Honey Dew is a melon about 12 inches long and 8 inches in diameter. (See illustra- 
tion above.) The color of the outside is a pale green and the inside is a richer green. 
The seeds are yellow. It is grown very much as any muskmelon. The nearest thing to 
it that we know of is the Cassaba- — a melon which never could have very wide culti- 
vation, because it could not be grown above frost line. Honey Dew is offered to us with 
no quahfications as to its growing limits, and although we have not had an opportunity 
to test it out here at Windermoor, we have confidence in the originator's statement 
that it will mature anywhere in this country. Men who contemplate trying it on an 
extensive scale would do well to write us for further information. 

Packet 25 cts., ounce $1, quarter pound $3.50, pound $12 


The Tomato with a 
National Reputation 

Pkt. lOc, 02. 50c., Mlb. $1.50, lb. $5 

(See page 35) 

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